ODOT prepares for weekend snow, sleet and ice

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MONCLOVA TWP. (13abc Action News) -- Think we're done with snow? Think again.

Another arctic blast is headed our way, and this one may be more tricky to treat on the state and federal roads.

The Ohio Department of Transportation is gearing up for a fight, placing all salt truck and snowplow drivers on 12-hour shifts beginning at noon Friday. They are expected to remain that way throughout the weekend.

Saturday, a mix of snow, sleet and ice could be in store.

Theresa Pollick, Spokesperson for ODOT District 2, says workers will be watching the sensors implanted in roadways and on the trucks, making sure to use the proper treatment in the right areas.

"We have to be prepared for snow. We have to be prepared for the possibility of freezing rain. And then we also have to look at the changeover back into ice and snow and bitterly cold conditions," explained Pollick.

ODOT uses brine, beet juice and salt to melt any ice on road surfaces, depending on temperatures.

You can check specific road conditions using the interactive map at the link.

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