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WARREN, Ohio - It's the first dose of winter's wrath in the New Year, testing the patience of motorists and putting road crews to the test. 

Plows had a tough time keeping up with the winter storm in Trumbull County. The system started dumping snow across the valley overnight and throughout the day Thursday.

"It's colder and our salt isn't having as much effect on the roads," Nunzio DiVieste says, Warren streets supervisor. 

DiVieste says Warren city plows will work around the clock to clear primary and secondary routes into the night. City plows will spread ice control material as the temperatures drop. 

"Basically we're putting down a little more extra ICM to give it some grip, anytime you get under 20 degrees, or 15 degrees especially, the salt isn't quite effective," DiVieste says.

Most motorists took it slow, doing their best to not slip and slide across Trumbull County's roads. One woman didn't even have to leave her house to feel the storm's wrath.

"I was just sitting in the chair and then all the sudden, I heard this big boom and shake behind me and I walked out on my front porch and there was a truck in my house," Mary Mcanallen says. 

A truck smashed into her front porch after losing control on Summit Street SW Thursday afternoon.

ODOT's 40 crews in Mahoning and Trumbull counties and PENNDOT plows in Mercer County all plan to run continuous routes with all hands on deck until the storm passes. 

Plows in Columbiana County will spread liquid calcium and salt on streets into the overnight hours. Trumbull County Highway Superintendent Gregg Alberini says 26 plows were out in the afternoon Thursday. 

Maintaining routes by removing as much snow as possible remains the priority for Alberini's crews, which will spread a salt mix in rural parts of the county and along eight main roads.

 

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