Ohio drivers brace for slick commute after storm

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio drivers were preparing for a slick commute on Thursday morning after a major storm system pushed through on its way to the Northeast.

The Ohio Department of Transportation said it planned to have about 100 snow plow operators working 12-hour shifts in northern counties until the snow and ice were clear from routes. City officials in Columbus said they expected 90 trucks to be in service and clearing streets.

Strong winds and snow whipped across Ohio roads, causing accidents, lane closures and grounded some flights on Wednesday.

Conditions eased Wednesday evening for those in the northeastern part of the state. The National Weather Service in Cleveland had canceled a blizzard warning, though the area was still expected to see up to four inches of evening snow.

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