CLEVELAND - The Ohio Department of Transportation said it is ready for the first big snowfall of the season.
ODOT said crews have actually been prepared since October, with all of the belts and lug nuts on the trucks tightened and salt spreaders checked.
For the first significant snowfall of the season, ODOT said it will have 75 road crews out in Cuyahoga, Geauga and Lake counties – and they’ll head out late Thursday night.
"That's basically our full staff. We can go up to 80 or so but we're ready, all of them are ready we're going to have about 75 trucks out there in the overnight hours to make sure that Friday morning commute goes well," said Amanda Lee with ODOT.
And ODOT said the salt supply is nothing to worry about at this point. The salt barns are stocked to capacity – and in fact, because last year’s winter was so milt, there’s still salt left over from last season.
This year, you’ll notice something new on ODOT trucks -- flashing green lights. ODOT said the green is more perceivable to drivers and will hopefully help cut back on rear end collisions.
Stay with NewsChannel5 and newsnet5.com for the latest on the upcoming snow.
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