Hilliard’s "snow warriors" hit the streets at 1 a.m. this morning in advance of the overnight snowfall that blanketed the city with about 3 inches, city leaders said.

It was enough white stuff for Hilliard City Schools to close classes for the day but the city’s snowplow drivers have been working to clear and salt roads.

The drivers are working 12-hour shifts, said Larry Lester, deputy service director.

By 11 a.m., drivers had started plowing the city’s secondary roads.

To a view of a list of the city’s primary and secondary plowing routes, visit hilliardohio.gov/live/city-services/snow-ice-control.

Hilliard Division of Police officers have been busy, too.

Officers were responding to all calls for crashes, injury or noninjury, but almost all calls were for stranded motorists, said Andrea Litchfield, a police spokeswoman.

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Officer Brandon Long began his patrol by 9 a.m. and said roadways continued to improve during the late morning and early afternoon, from salting and plowing but also the sunshine.

“The roads are in good shape,” Long said.

However, he said, motorists, especially on the freeway and on arterial roads, need to allow for greater stopping distances.