Snow and ice crews in Akron were up early to clear the roads Tuesday morning and are scheduled to monitor the roads throughout the day as a Lake Effect Snow Warning remains in effect until noon.
Public Works Manager Paul Barnett says about 47 trucks have been out all morning trying to keep the roads clear for drivers.
"We did some brake tests, didn't have any slipping or slidings on the interstate. We take that the most crucial due to the speeds," said Barnett.
Crews have been out on the roadways for the past 72 hours, according to Barnett. He says most roads and highways are clear and passable. They have now moved their attention to secondary roads especially near the less traveled areas.
He says they see more accidents during the first couple of snow days and hopes drivers will still use caution even though many roads are clear.
"We see a lot more accidents due to drivers not being familiar with driving in snow and ice conditions, so slow is the best way to go."
It was a different story in Portage County. The area experienced more trouble as drivers felt the slippery road conditions.
Dispatchers with the Portage County Sheriff's office say cars were sliding on major roadways including I-76, Rt. 224 and Rt. 14.
Barnett says they are expecting some more lake effect snow later today and will continue to monitor roads throughout the day.
MEDINA-SUMMIT-PORTAGE- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MEDINA...AKRON...RAVENNA 400 AM EST TUE JAN 3 2012 ...LAKE EFFECT SNOW WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON EST TODAY... * ACCUMULATIONS....ADDITIONAL ACCUMULATIONS TODAY WILL AVERAGE 1 TO 3 INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS. * TIMING...SNOW SHOWERS WILL BE HEAVY AT TIMES THIS MORNING ALONG WITH SOME BLOWING SNOW. THE SNOW SHOWERS WILL TAPER OFF DURING THE AFTERNOON. * WINDS...NORTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH. * IMPACTS...SOME DRIFTING OF SNOW IS POSSIBLE IN OPEN AREAS. * TEMPERATURES...16 TO 20. * VISIBILITIES...UNDER A MILE IN THE HEAVIER SNOW SHOWERS.