Snow can turn the world into a winter wonderland, which is great if you don't have to drive in it. But even though we all know its coming - it happens every year about this time - so many Cincinnati drivers seem completely unprepared for driving in snow or icy conditions. Here to share tips on how to survive the drive this winter and give us some information on holiday road travel is AAA Allied Group Executive Vice President of Public Affairs, Jim Hanni.
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.”
Past president of the American Public Works Association Diane Watkins says 2,000-2,500 people, a record high, are participating. She says best practices for snow and ice clearing are at the top of the agenda.
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.