Rain before heavy snow prevent roads from being treated - Cincinnati News, FOX19-WXIX TV

Rain before heavy snow prevent roads from being treated

Cincinnati's salt dome in Camp Washington is quiet early Wednesday. City road crews say rain is preventing them from pre-treating roads. (FOX19 NOW/Jessica Brown) Cincinnati's salt dome in Camp Washington is quiet early Wednesday. City road crews say rain is preventing them from pre-treating roads. (FOX19 NOW/Jessica Brown)
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -
Usually when there's winter weather on the horizon, Cincinnati road crews head out to pre-treat streets.

But heavy rain falling across the Tri-State Wednesday morning will wash away any salt or other treatment crews toss down, so Cincinnati crews won't begin 12-hour shifts until 7 a.m.

By then, they are hoping the heaviest rain ends and they can begin to treat the city's roads before heavy snow begins accumulating after lunchtime.

City officials also are monitoring heavy rain and snow melt that could result in minor flooding and ponding on roads. They also are watching for potential mudslides to develop on saturated hills such as ones that line Columbia Parkway just east of Downtown

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