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City beginning major attack on downtown snow

By Richard Todd - email

CINCINNATI (FOX19) - The City of Cincinnati is bringing out the major artillery to try to clear the snow out of Downtown, and they are asking everyone to avoid parking on streets there through 5 a.m.

A Public Works supervisor tells FOX19 that the regular snow trucks aren't cutting it since the snow is coming down too fast for salt and there is not enough room around the downtown streets and sidewalks to put all the snow.

So the city is doing what it does only every few years:  they are bringing in 50 loaders and dump trucks to pick up the snow and haul it out of Downtown. The snow will be taken to the old Queen City Barrel site, which is now a large empty lot in Lower Price Hill.

They are bringing extra workers to do this, so the regular snow plows will concentrate on main surface roads in the rest of the city.  (The interstates are treated by the Ohio Department of Transportation.)

The city is asking people who park on downtown streets at night to move their cars if possible in order to speed up the snow clearing.  The city can't require this,  but they say that in addition to helping them out, it will also reduce the risk of damage or burial by all the heavy equipment working the streets.




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