Road crews, grocery stores prep for latest round of winter weather

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CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Cincinnati road crews are keeping busy at the salt pile in Camp Washington as the Tri-State prepares for a new round of winter weather.

The entire Tri-State is under a Winter Storm watch beginning Friday morning and continuing through Saturday afternoon.

City of Cincinnati crews are checking their trucks and their chemical inventory to make sure everything is ready.

"We're making sure all the trucks are in good working order," said Diane Watkins, the Superintendent of Traffic and Road Operations for the City of Cincinnati. "But we're not sure how much we are going to get so we are checking on our plows. We are preparing for whatever comes our way."

Crews will be working two shifts a day and an overnight shift as long as they need to in order to get ready for the storm.

Meanwhile, local grocery stores are also preparing for a rush in business.

On Wednesday, shoppers in Kenton County were buying the usual staples - milk, eggs and bread.

The store manager at the Remke in Crescent Springs says everything looks good so far.

"Actually they pick up everything," said Ray Gibson. "Anything that's not nailed down they buy. It's not just the staple items it's everything."

The store has moved the rock salt and windshield wiper fluid to the front of the store to help customers out.

A mix of rain, freezing rain and snow will spread across the area beginning Friday morning and will change to all snow by Friday night. Snow will continue Saturday morning before tapering off. When it's all said and done, the area could see 3 to 6 inches of snow and light ice accumulations will be possible.

A winter storm watch means conditions are favorable for a hazardous winter weather event.

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