Snow falling early Wednesday meant Cincinnati road crews stopped clearing neighborhoods and returned to treating primary streets.(FOX19 NOW)
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -
Cincinnati road crews were busy overnight clearing streets in the city's neighborhoods and Downtown.
About 70 percent of residential streets are clear, and most of Downtown has been plowed, said Greg Courtland, the overnight road supervisor for the city's public services departments.
Crews are still working to clear snow from curb lanes so motorists can park along Downtown streets.
Record snow that fell Monday and more that flew again early Wednesday kept crews busy treating and clearing primary routes like Glenway Avenue and Central Parkway.
Crews have been working 12 hour shifts since Sunday night and will continue operating on that schedule until all the city's streets are clear.
They had to abandon residential clearing efforts Wednesday when 3.6 inches of snow fell during the morning rush hour, two days after record snowfall of 6.3 inches fell.
Trash collection in the city will be delayed on Thursday as crews continue to focus on snow removal efforts. Residents who have not yet had weekly trash pick-up should leave their trash at the curb for collection no later than Feb. 21, according to city officials.
"Providing uninterrupted service remains a top priority. However, exposure to the unusual and extreme cold temperatures forecasted is considered unsafe and the City is taking this precautionary measure to protect employees," a release from Cincinnati officials stated.