CLEVELAND (WJW) — The Ohio Department of Transportation says it’s out in full force ahead of the winter storm warning issued for parts of Northeast Ohio.

Crews are reporting Sunday afternoon to make necessary preparations for treating and plowing Northeast Ohio roadways, including about 290 snowplows that will be working around the clock to keep roads safe and passable, according to a release from the department.

ODOT says they have 230,000 tons of salt on hand. About 53,000 tons of salt were already used this winter along with around 1.3 million gallons of brine, a salt and tap water mixture, used before, during, and after storms.

In a Facebook post, ODOT warns that if you’re east of I-71 you should plan ahead and avoid travel during the storm.

They added that even though they’ll have plows out, heavy amounts of snow will still accumulate on the roadways.

Anyone that must travel is encouraged to check OHGO to view live road conditions. 

A winter storm warning is issued for Ashtabula, Carroll, Coshocton, Geauga, Lake, Mahoning, Portage, Stark, Trumbull and Tuscarawas that could see 9-12″+ total snow accumulations.

A handful of others are also under a winter weather advisory during that same time, including Cuyahoga, Holmes, Medina, Summit and Wayne Counties that could see 6-9″ of total snow accumulations.

Expect snow from Sunday evening through Monday morning.