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Crews in Butler and Warren County prepare for snow

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HAMILTON, OH (FOX19) -- Crews in Butler and Warren counties are loading up the salt, stocking up the trucks, then they wait until mother nature comes calling.
 
"The trucks are all set to go for the next storm," said Savannah Shafer of the Warren County Engineer's Office.
 
Warren county is using their full fleet -- 18 trucks covering 18 routes.
 
"We have 4200 tons [of salt] here on sight after using about 904 tons for the last storm," Shafer said.
 
For now they're sticking to the basics, no brine or grit, just salting and plowing.
 
"We use just straight salt, and cover all 18 snow routes," Shafer said.
 
Crews in Butler county also have their 15  trucks stocked and loaded on standby, to cover 15 routes with priority areas within those routes.
 
"Every truck that leaves out of here is full with about a $1,000 worth of material and depending on how long it will go, is how many rounds we'll have to make," said Butler County Engineer Greg Wilkens.
 
For now they're also just using salt, but if temperature sip below 17 degrees they'll add the Calcium Chloride  
 
They'll call crews in about an hour before the snow hits, they estimate this snow removal alone will cost the county about $50,000.
 

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