ODOT crews ready for winter weather

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Crews showed off their fleet of snowplows and other equipment

(WKBN) – Workers with the Ohio Department of Transportation say they’re ready for the upcoming winter season — no matter what Mother Nature has in store.

Tuesday morning, crews showed off their fleet of snowplows and other equipment. They’re making sure everything is in good working order.

“So, motorists just have to be prepared, leave a little bit early. Slow down while you’re driving because you guys are used to going to the speed limit, 65 or 70 on the interstates. So just slow down and be ready for what winter has to offer,” said ODOT’s Ray Marsch.

ODOT said they plan on using more brine this season instead of just salt.

Crews say the liquid seems to be more effective at temperatures between 15 and 20 degrees.

Below that range, they’ll add calcium to their mix to melt the snow and ice at lower temperatures.

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