GARFIELD HEIGHTS (Thursday, December 15, 2016) – Lake effect snow continues to move across Ohio Department of Transportation District 12’s territory of Cuyahoga, Lake and Geauga counties. The National Weather Service reports areas can expect 6 – 12+ inches of snow, with the heaviest snowfall occurring between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Thursday.
District 12 has approximately 90 trucks salting and plowing across the region. Additional crews from neighboring ODOT districts have been brought in to supplement District 12 staff. Trucks have been treating all interstates in addition to state routes and U.S. routes around the clock for the past week.
Two trucks from District 12 have been lent to the city of East Cleveland to help maintain area streets. After East Cleveland reporter earlier in the week that they did not have plows ready for the upcoming snowstorm, ODOT worked with city officials to supply them with additional equipment.
We appreciate the patience of motorists as trucks work to clear stretches of roads affected by lake effect squalls. High winds in combinations with snowfall rates of 2 inches per hour means that roads that were recently plowed can be covered again in minutes.
Don’t crowd the plow! Please do your best to give our men and women room to work and clear the roads to make your travels as safe as possible.
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