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ODOT advises travelers to 'be patient' amid snowy conditions during afternoon commute

Snow continues to come down in Northeast Ohio, causing slick roads. ODOT says it has more than a thousand plows working across the state.

CLEVELAND — As drivers across the state get ready to make the commute home on Monday afternoon, the Ohio Department of Transportation is sending out a caution to be patient on the roadways amid the icy, snowy conditions.

"This afternoon's commute home in some parts of Ohio will take longer. Why? Even with the plows out, when it is snowing roads will very likely be snow covered. Add in all the extra traffic and it will take us longer to clear them. Please be patient and give our crews room to work," ODOT wrote in a post on social media.

As of 1:15 p.m. on Monday afternoon, ODOT reported that 1,022 plows were out on the state's roadways. "Snow is slacking off in Toledo and road conditions are improving. It’s still coming down in Cleveland and roads are slick and snowy, so slow down. 1,022 plows are out across the state. Give them room to work," ODOT tweeted.

Our 3News Chief Meteorologist Betsy Kling added this message on her Twitter: "We'll be dealing with slick roads the rest of the day. Now that everyone has had practice - we should be good, right?"

Let's hope so. Be safe out there, everyone!

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