Preparing for blizzard-like weather conditions

8:27 AM, Dec 26, 2012   |    comments
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CUYAHOGA COUNTY -- Many people spent their Christmas Day getting ready for the winter storm expected to hit Dec. 26.

The Ohio Department of Transportation began readying crews for a big snow storm expected to hit Wednesday. 

ODOT says 53 plows from Cuyahoga County deployed at 11 p.m. Tuesday night. 

Another 14 plows from Lake and 13 plows from Geauga counties will join the road preparations at 4 a.m.

The worst of the road conditions are expected to be after the Wednesday morning rush hour. 

ODOT advises drivers to know what they're heading out into before leaving home, and to be prepared for bad weather. 

It's also important to take it slow and give plow trucks at least 75 feet of clearance to lay salt and brine.

Around town, many people tried to find a convenience store or drug store open on Christmas Day. 

Batteries, water, ice and snow shovels and scrapers were sold, in addition to food. 

Most people say they just want to be comfortable at home in case it's too risky to drive on Wednesday.


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