Cincinnati snow

Local News
1:14 pm
Mon November 17, 2014

City deals with first snow of season

Public Works trucks line up at the Salt Dome awaiting fresh loads of salt.
Credit Bill Rinehart / WVXU

The Cincinnati city administration is promising everything will be done to make the streets safe after Monday morning's snowfall.  Many places in the area reported receiving two to four inches of snow.

Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley says everything will be done to clear city streets as soon as possible but he is warning that Tuesday could be worse.

Colder temperatures Monday night are expected to re-freeze anything that melts during the day, creating icy streets. 

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winter weather
11:55 am
Tue October 14, 2014

Cincinnati preparing for winter with new plan that means less salt

Credit Mark Heyne / WVXU News

Cincinnati will be starting the snow season with less road salt than it would like, but things could be worse.

Public Services Director Gerald Checco told a council committee Tuesday so far there is about 16,000 tons in storage.

“We know several cities, several villages around Cincinnati that have asked us to sell them the salt that they could not procure,” Checco said.  “We also are aware of entire states without salt contracts at this point.  That is going to be resolved, but that is a problem that we are very much mindful of.”

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Snowy Roads
1:25 pm
Sun February 9, 2014

More snow, less salt

Salt and sand piles are running low on supplies at this station in Northern Hamilton County.
Tana Weingartner WVXU

Snow showers Sunday morning sent crews scrambling back out to clear roads in Hamilton County.

Unlike our television counterparts, we at WVXU don't often head out to the salt pile but reporter Tana Weingartner happened to drive past the Hamilton County Engineer's Office and caught a glimpse of the low reserves at the facility. This location has two barns, one for salt and the other for a sand mixture. Each is down to just a ring around the inside edge.

Winter Weather
1:31 pm
Tue January 21, 2014

BRRRR! Let me shake this snow off my boots

Winter wonderland. Looking north on Central Parkway outside the WVXU studios.
Mark Heyne WVXU News

This definitely has been a colder, snowier winter than usual.   Just ask the folks at the National Weather Service in Wilmington how much snow we've gotten.

"So far this winter, not including Tuesday's snowfall but through midnight last night, 20.1 inches at our official observing location at the Cincinnati Airport,"  said Seth Binau, Science Operations Officer at the NWS.

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weather
9:41 am
Wed March 6, 2013

Snow Pictures

walking dogs in the snow
Sarah Ramsey

The snow overnight caused many accidents and a number of schools to be closed or delayed, but it also provides many pretty pictures.  WVXU intern Sarah Ramsey took a look around.