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LORAIN COUNTY -- It was smooth sailing on the Ohio Turnpike on New Year's Day.

Snowplows and crews managed to clear away the heavy snow from overnight.

But more snow is coming, and many travelers heading back from holiday trips west and north had already driven through part of the storm and were rushing to beat it home.

There were lots of East Coast and warm-weather-state license plates at the Vermilion Valley Turnpike Service Center in Lorain County.

Kortney Good is heading back to Cleveland. She drove through heavy snow in Michigan.

"All of a sudden, it was a whiteout. Everyone slowed down, and a couple of cars spun out," she said.

Joe Graytock was heading back to New York from Indiana.

"We've been watching The Weather Channel, keeping up on it to make sure we're ahead of it," Graytock said.

As of late afternoon, the forecasted "limited visibility and blowing snow" had yet to arrive.

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