Get ready for winter weather road conditions

Posted at 11:33 PM, Jan 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-03 23:52:04-05

CINCINNATI – With the first snow of the season expected to hit the Tri-State late Sunday and early Monday, Greater Cincinnati residents were preparing ahead of the morning commute.

AAA said they were expecting Monday to be one of their busiest days of the year.

"We usually get around 700 calls a day, and tomorrow there's probably going to be 1,500 calls,” Joe Padgitt, AAA fleet supervisor, said. “It's the first cold day of the winter, that poses an issue, and a lot of people are going back to school."

Northern Kentucky was expected to be hit the hardest. Snow crews there were scheduled to come in at midnight to prepare for treating more than 4,500 miles of roads with salt, according to Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 6 spokesperson Nancy Wood.

“They’ll stick with it until the roads are passable and safe for motorists to drive on,” Wood said.

For anyone who does have to drive in the morning, AAA recommends drivers take it slow, don’t brake and turn at the same time and keep a safe following distance.

In case something bad does happen, AAA also suggests keeping a blanket, water and flashlight in the car.  And while it’s likely too late for Monday now, they also say it’s important to keep up on routine maintenance of items like fluids and batteries.