Cincinnati road crews ready for winter

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - The City of Cincinnati Winter Operations Team is gearing up for this year's winter season.

Department of Public Services crews have been busy inspecting and calibrating equipment, reviewing snow routes, and receiving the weather forecasting equipment in order to receive the most accurate weather data possible when monitoring approaching winter storms. The City's Winter Operations team has been working hard all summer to gear up for this winter.

"The operational plans used by the City are based on efficiently routing snow treating equipment," said Andrew B. Glenn Jr., Public Services Director. "This equipment is deployed using weather predictions provided by local television networks and a variety of local and national weather forecasting services."

Jarrod Bolden, Traffic and Road Operation Division (TROD) Superintendent, says the combination of equipment and the compounds used for treatment work in tandem for the swift and efficient removal of ice and snow.

"We have a variety of equipment such as loaders, brine trucks and even pick up trucks for the smaller streets," said Bolden. "We use brine, beet juice, salt and other compounds to effectively rid our thoroughfares of debilitating ice and snow. Keeping our citizens mobile is our top priority."

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