With rain starting than switching to snow, there was nothing for Ohio Department of Transportation crews to do in preparation for this front but wait for the snowflakes.

"We're also hearing that this could be very widespread, so we're going to keep our crews in their normal, normal locations that they cover," said Amanda McFarland, a spokeswoman for ODOT District 12.

Sixty-five crews started at 7 p.m. Monday watching for problem areas to pop up around Cuyahoga, Lake and Geauga counties.

"With storms like this, we've really got to monitor the pavement conditions and temperatures," said McFarland. "Because when the pavement temperatures hit that freezing mark, that's when it's time for us to be able to use that salt to treat and keep them from getting slippery."

As temperatures fall and the switch to snow continues overnight, the city of Cleveland also has 25 crews and more than 20,000 tons of salt on standby.

Let the plows do the work, and you'll have a safer ride in Tuesday.

"Give them the space that they need as they are working tonight. Don't crowd the plow," she said.

Remember the flashing yellow and green lights ODOT rolled out last year? Now 100 percent of its fleet has those telltale signs so you'll see them coming.