NewsLocal NewsLake County


As snow heads to Northeast Ohio, ODOT advises Lake County residents: Slow down

Posted at 6:55 AM, Dec 10, 2017

Snow blasted the south, and now it's starting to come down in our area. Lake County is already seeing some accumulation and ODOT is advising residents to slow dow. 

"We did a study last year that determined there were over 700 crashes in a 10 year period along that corridor, and so we wanted to do something to help improve safety during the winter months over there," said Amanda MacFarland, a spokesperson for ODOT. 

The speed limit on I-90 is usually 70 miles per hour, but starting this year when the weather gets more questionable, ODOT can knock it all the way down to 30 between state route 44 and state route 28. 

Lake County residents are grappling with the start of the snowy season very differently. 

"It happens every year," said Steve Schultz. 

Schultz works for a snow removal equipment dealer so he says he can't wait for the snow  

"I honestly really enjoy the snow cause I get a lot of overtime and my paychecks get a lot bigger so it makes Christmas a wonderful time for me and my family," he said with a smile. 

"I hate it, I’m not looking forward to it at all," said resident Denice Carothers. 

Carothers says as an Ohio convert for nine years, she's still not used to it. 

"I’ll never ever get used to it, I still wake up every morning when I see it on the ground and I’m cussing and I’m like boo hoo," she said.