Winter weather

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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Winter storm
2:09 pm
Tue February 4, 2014

Road crews prepping for the expected snow and ice

Mark Heyne WVXU News

Tri-state road crews are bracing for more snow and ice beginning later tonight.

Cincinnati public works employees are on 12-hour shifts, which started last night.

“We began pre-treating our hills, bridges and overpasses,” said Jarrod Bolden, superintendent of traffic/road operation.  “We continued that pre-treating method through this morning.”

Some communities have been reporting salt shortages because of all the snow and ice this winter.

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6:53 am
Wed December 26, 2012

Winter storm for Tri-State

National Weather Service website (Wilmington, Ohio)

*Update 4:30 pm (From Metro)* All Metro service is operating. Three routes are on detour due to ice and snow (new addition in bold):

  • Rt. 24 Anderson - UC (Liberty Hill)
  • Rt. 31 West End - Evanston Crosstown (Hackberry Loop)
  • Rt. 39 Western Hills - Uptown (Liberty Hill)

Additional detours and delays are possible throughout the Metro service area as it continues to sleet and snow.

For any further updates:

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