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ODOT prepared ahead of winter storm expected to hit Northeast Ohio on Sunday

Nearly 300 crews will be in operation overnight Sunday and throughout the day on Monday to keep roads safe and passable.

OHIO, USA — *Editor's Note: The video in the player above is from a previous report. 

Northeast Ohio is no stranger to harsh winter weather, so folks are taking the necessary steps to prepare for the snow storm expected to hit the region Sunday evening.

Among those getting prepared, the Ohio Department of Transportation. 

On Sunday, ODOT crews arrived to begin preparations. Nearly 300 crews will be in operation overnight Sunday and throughout the day on Monday to keep roads safe and passable.

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Crews will be monitoring roads and highways throughout Northeast Ohio including  Ashland, Ashtabula, Crawford, Cuyahoga, Erie, Geauga, Huron, Lake, Lorain, Mahoning, Medina, Portage, Richland, Stark, Summit, Trumbull, and Wayne counties. 

During the storm, ODOT is asking that motorists travel only when necessary. And if you do plan to travel, ODOT suggests that you check OHGO to view live road conditions. 

According to a ODOT spokesperson, 53,000 tons of salt has already been used throughout Northeast Ohio this winter. However, supplies remain plentiful with the organization reporting to have 230,000 tons of salt on hand. 

Early Sunday, Winter Storm Warnings and Winter Weather Advisories were expanded westward impacting thousands of Northeast Ohioans beginning late this evening into your Monday

"The track of the low has shifted ever so slightly westward overnight into this morning. While that slight shift may seem minor, it brings the axis of heavier snow right through northeast Ohio tonight into early Monday" 3 News Meteorologist Matt Wintz explains.  

The meteorologists on our 3News weather team will continue to track the storms and keep you up to date on the latest weather news both on-air and online. 

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*Editor's Note: The video in the player above is from a previous report.