GARFIELD HEIGHTS (Monday, March 13, 2017) – Northeast Ohio is bracing for the next big snow event. Ohio Department of Transportation District 12 crews began pretreating routes late Sunday night and early Monday morning in preparation for snowfall that is expect to begin Monday evening. Interstates have been treated with salt brine to lessen the chance that the incoming snow sticks to the pavement.
Over the next 48 hours, bands of snow will pass across Ohio bringing anything from 12 to 18” to Cuyahoga, Geauga and Lake counties. The heaviest snow is expected overnight tonight and continuing into Tuesday morning. Following the heaviest snow will be windy conditions causing snow drifts. Tuesday evening, the lake effect snow machine is expected to start cranking. Motorists should expect potential whiteout conditions.
District 12 will have 80 snowplows out in Cuyahoga, Lake and Geauga counties, salting and plowing until the storm has passed.
After the recent bout of warm weather, make sure your snow brush and ice scraper are in your vehicle. “See and be seen” by clearing snow completely off of your windows, lights and the top of your car before you begin driving.
Leave plenty of time to reach your destination safely and be sure to check the OHGO mobile app or at www.OHGO.com for travel speeds and updates on road conditions.
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