October 23, 2014

Medina
Partly cloudy
41°F

State plows and salt trucks ready to roll

State road crews are bracing for tonight’s major winter storm.

Christine Myers, Region 3 spokesperson for the Ohio Department of Transportation, said her agency is ready.

“We are prepared. We have been monitoring the forecast and we’ve had conference calls with the National Weather Service to see what their advice is,” she said.

“Our people are on shifts and we’ve been getting shipments of salt. We’re ready to monitor the situation and get out there and keep roads safe and passable.”

Myers said crews will be out around the clock, especially in the early morning hours when the storm’s greatest impact is expected.

Wadsworth police have declared a snow emergency, and a parking ban will be in effect as of 8 p.m. on all city streets.

The ban will stay in effect until cancelled, which is normally after all snow plow operations have been completed.

Violators are subject to parking citations and/or impoundment of their vehicles.

Brunswick and Medina cities both say there will be a parking ban in effect as soon as snow accumulation reaches two inches.

As of 5 p.m., none of Medina County’s schools had cancellations or warnings posted on their websites.