Akron Snow and Ice crews are prepared to salt and clear the roads as bands of lake effect snow drop inches of heavy white stuff Monday.
A Lake Effect Snow Warning is in effect for counties including Summit, Portage and Medina.
Akron Public Works Manager Paul Barnett says he's considering bumping up the number of plows on the streets from 32 to 51 units, depending on the forecasts he usually depends on.
"If only one of the three indicates that we're going to get some lake effect, we'll probably keep it around 32," he said.
Keeping the main streets and highways clear is the first priority, but the ice is also weighing heavily on the battle plan.
"What we're worried about it getting a layer of ice on the roadway itself," he said.
"We go through a lot of salt in blowing storm like this with the temperatures the way they are. Getting that off, it really, really difficult once it forms."
Side streets will see treatment if the snowfall totals reach at least four to six inches. Otherwise, Barnett says keeping the main roads clear will come first.