A long day and a long night for road crews, even though the winter storm wasn't as stubborn as predicted. In Akron,
"The primaries or main roads have all been plowed and salted," said Akron Snow and Ice Control Supervisor Keith Harpster. "There's a little bit of re-coverage in them and through the night, we've been plowing out the secondaries and trying to get some salt down."
Harpster says they've been able to treat about 80% of the secondary streets.
That's why parking bans are still in effect in Akron and many other communities, including Cuyahoga Falls, Hudson, Green and Kent.
It could have turned out differently if snowfall predictions of 8 - 12 inches had been realized. Instead, according to "spotters" reporting to the National Weather Service, snowfall totals came in less than the minimum amount that we expected with about 5 - 6 inches throughout Summit County, 5.4" at Akron-Canton Airport, 4" in Alliance, 6.5" in Kent, 7" in Wadsworth, 5" in Doylestown and 6.2" in Wooster.
Harpster says his drivers are still on duty as a slight amount of additional snow is expected today.