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Snow tapers off, but the cold remains

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CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -

Drivers are being warned Wednesday to stay off the roads after a powerful winter storm system pounded the Cleveland area Wednesday.

Hundreds of motorists got stuck on icy roads or slid into other cars, while blizzard warnings were issued.

According to 19 Action News Meteorologist Jeff Tanchak winds, at times, got up to 25 miles per hour, which caused whiteout conditions.

Department of Public Safety Martin L. Flask tells 19 Action News that a minimum of 48 snow plow crews are on-duty around the clock and additional crews are on standby should the snow fall exceed 8-10 inches.

Snow crews will clear main streets and secondary routes before transitioning into residential streets, based on conditions in the city's six snow removal districts.

Many cities have now issued parking bans because plow crews need room to clear all the heavy snow.

This means you need to keep your car off the side of the streets or risk getting a ticket, or even worse towed.

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