CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – Much of northeast Ohio is under a winter storm warning effect. Travel overnight could be hazardous. Cleveland has released its snow plan for the upcoming snow storm. •    The City has 60 available trucks and more than 29,000 tons of salt. •    The first shift currently has 38 trucks ready to deploy […]

EAST CLEVELAND – A salt truck drove up and down Euclid Avenue in East Cleveland but the test run Tuesday was short-lived. A truck driver declined to go on camera but confirmed the salt truck was not working. It is one of two salt trucks in the city that are down due to electrical reasons. […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – Crews at the Ohio Department of Transportation in District 12 will be looking out for frost and light freezing this Thanksgiving weekend. According to a news release Cuyahoga County will staff 12 crews, Lake and Geauga Counties will have eight crews each. There will be a total of 28 trucks beginning […]


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  CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – Ohio Department of Transportation District 12 serving Cuyahoga, Lake and Geauga counties continues to be fully staffed for overnight lake effect snow bands that could impact motorist’s Friday morning commute. There are 80 crews on the roads in the tri-county area ready to plow and treat the roadways.  District 12 […]

  CLEVELAND – For the first time in Ohio history, ODOT is going out in the market place to find a new contract for salt supply mid-winter to get them through the remainder of what has been a messier than normal season thus far.   HOW DID THIS HAPPEN? Each summer, ODOT, in conjunction with […]

  (WOIO) – Road salt left behind by snow plows is bad on cars.  Several hundred people will file through a single car wash today just to get the corrosive mineral off their vehicles. A local shop owner makes a living working with rust and recommends a trip to the car wash twice a week in the […]

  LAKEWOOD, OH (WOIO) – Lakewood’s salt supply is running precariously low, and the city’s streets have suffered as a result. Morton, the contracted company that provides the city’s salt, has failed to deliver the 1,000 tons back-ordered by the city. Lakewood has now placed orders with other vendors, but not being under contract means […]

  SUMMIT COUNTY, Ohio – ODOT District 4 is prepared for the combination of holiday travelers, wind and snow with an impending winter storm. Forty ODOT plows are assigned to Summit and Stark Counties. That’s 20 state plows alone in each county. ODOT is also rolling out its third double plow — this puppy plows […]

AKRON, Ohio – Akron snow plow drivers spent Tuesday afternoon gearing up for the city’s first “snow event” of the winter.  The forecast called for the possibility of 1 to 3 inches of snow by Wednesday morning. However, dumping salt into trucks in advance of snowfall has been the exception rather than the rule this […]

CLEVELAND – Friday morning’s rush could be a little tricky, with NewsChannel5 Forecasters predicting a couple of inches of snow overnight. But Ohio Department of Transportation officials said they’re ready. ODOT’s District 12, which covers Cuyahoga, Lake, and Geauga counties, will have crews out Thursday night and through the morning rush, with expected freezing temperatures […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – By now most people realize we’re not talking about something soothing for the bathroom when we talk about bath salts. Bath Salts are a banned drug, also called “K2” or “Spice.” Cleveland Community Activists were making rounds this morning at area gas stations to make sure that the new law is being […]