Mother Nature allowed Akron city snow plows to catch up Friday afternoon after a difficult morning rush hour.
"The biggest factor is that the snow stopped," Akron city public works manager Paul Barnett told AkronNewsNow.com.
A break in the snow Friday afternoon allowed city crews to get the primary roads cleared.
Barnett says it's difficult to clear the roads when snow is both falling and drifting...as it was during the morning rush hour.
"We had the same amount of people working since about midnight, as we have out there currently working," Barnett told AkronNewsNow. "It's just a matter of how long it takes you to catch up after the snow stops."
Barnett says the 51 city plow crews moved from the primary to the secondary streets Friday afternoon. But if snow squalls pop up, they'll turn their attention back to the primary streets in Akron.