City: Roads are "pretty decent"

City: Roads are "pretty decent"

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - With record low temperatures Tuesday morning, Cincinnati road works continued working 12-hour shifts overnight treating city streets to make sure they are as clear and safe as possible.

The city's streets - main, secondary and residential ones - have mostly been treated and cleared, said Greg Courtland, operations supervisor with the city's public services department.

Crews focused overnight primarily on secondary and residential streets, he said.

"The majority of neighborhood streets should be clear by now and, if not, we will be touching that up this morning," Courtland said shortly after 4:30 a.m. "I'm out in Mt. Washington now, and it's pretty clear. Beechmont Avenue is very clear and passable. Everything I have seen has been pretty decent so far. I think people should be pretty pleased with the service we have provided them."

On Monday, Mayor John Cranley appealed to residents to move their vehicles from the streets to driveways or garages if at all possible so trucks could get through to plow and/or treat with chemicals.

Crews will remain on 12-hour shifts with 54 trucks until 7 a.m. and then scale down to 8-hour shifts with 30 to 35 trucks.

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