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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - If you're one of the millions of Americans hitting the road for the Thanksgiving holiday, a storm system with the potential to leave behind several inches of snow couldn't come at a worse time.

ODOT plows are working around the clock and its new North Lima Outpost is open, likely to boast faster road-clearing results.

"Six trucks are based out of that garage, so we're getting a quicker level of service that normally would be based out of Canfield," Brent Kovacs says, ODOT District 4 spokesperson.

Double plows will run routes northbound and southbound along State Route 11, doing the work of two plows in half the time.

Plows are also keeping runways clean at the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport. On-time departures were a welcoming feeling for those fearing the worst. 

Flights departing Tuesday afternoon were able to take off without delays and airport officials expect the next set of 4:10 p.m. flights Wednesday to have the same luck. Passengers are still encouraged to budge extra time before they check-in.

"Give yourself two hours before the plane's actually scheduled to depart," Dan Dickten says, airport aviation director. "It's typically an hour and a half when there's not bad weather, but always think 'get here early'."

 

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