CLEVELAND -- With the first significant snow event heading our way, the city of Cleveland says it's ready.

According to Mayor Frank Jackson's office, there will be 116 drivers on duty in three shiftsthroughout the expected winter storm.

The Division of Streets reportedly has more than 22,000 tons of salt and 53 trucks ready to battle the winter blitz.

Servicing of residential streets will start once the snow subsides and the main roadways are sufficiently cleared.


"As always, the goal is to have all streets serviced within 24 to 36 hours from when snow stops falling, depending on the actual amount of snowfall," the mayor's press release says. "Work will be ongoing until main thoroughfares are clear and residential streets are serviced."

Shortly before 4 p.m. Thursday, the National Weather Serviceissued a winter storm warning for Ashtabula, Cuyahoga and Geauga counties from 4 a.m. Friday morning through 7 p.m. Saturday.

A winter weather advisory was issuedfor the same timeframe for Ashland, Carroll, Columbiana, Coshocton, Erie, Holmes, Huron, Lorain, Mahoning, Medina, Ottawa, Portage, Richland, Sandusky, Seneca, Stark, Summit, Trumbull, Tuscarawas and Wayne.