Crews continue to monitor roads

PennDOT has reduced the speed limit on portions of Interstate 80.
PennDOT has reduced the speed limit on portions of Interstate 80.

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) — The Ohio Department of Transportation was worked around the clock on Saturday and Sunday to remove snow and salt roads.

Supervisors in Trumbull and Columbiana Counties said a combined 38 trucks were on the roads Sunday clearing the major roadways.

The roads  improved throughout the day around the Valley.

The worst conditions were during the morning as many families headed out to church. City roads were mostly snow-covered, making for slow travel and a few slick spots.

However, crews were out all day, and by afternoon, everything was a lot better.

Plow drivers had a little help from the sunshine, too.

By 2 p.m., Route 11 in Columbiana County was just wet. However, as the sun set and temperatures dropped, the concern became the freeze that could occur on the surface of roadways.

Officials said they should have enough salt to last them through the winter.

Tom Sakmar,Youngstown Street Department foreman, said his crews also have been out and about all day Sunday. He said that as of noon, most of the main roads had been cleared and they were starting on the side roads.

The city has enough salt and more is on order.

Also, the communities that have parking bans in place, including Youngstown, indicated that most people are obeying the restrictions.

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