CLEVELAND - ODOT had all of its crews on the roadways on Thursday, monitoring conditions as 6 to 12 inches of snow is predicted to fall across the snowbelt in the next 48 hours.
The crews are working 12-hour shifts throughout the weekend to make sure roads are driveable.
ODOT officials are asking motorists to give their highway technicians room to do their jobs. They said you should stay at least 500 feet behind them while they're working.
They said motorists should also avoid using cell phones during inclement weather. They said one moment of distraction could have dangerous repercussions.
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Winter Weather News
The Thanksgiving week winter storm dumps heavy snow on Ohio travelers.
A Thanksgiving week storm system brought at least an inch of snow to northeast Ohio, but some areas saw three to five inches covering the ground.