CINCINNATI - Winter weather has invaded the Tri-State once again this weekend. With that in mind, weather crews in Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky are out in full force working to keep roads clean and drivers safe.
The city of Cincinnati announced Friday afternoon that road crews are currently working 12-hour shifts and have already treated most primary roads.
While they are making “steady progress” on most streets, crews will continue working on roadways in residential areas throughout the weekend.
The 12-hour shifts will continue Saturday as temperatures are expected to drop well below freezing. The National Weather Service is predicting between 1 and 3 inches of snow through Saturday. Chances of snow are currently listed as “100 percent.”
In Northern Kentucky, trucks were loaded and ready to go when state crews and contractors reported in at 6 a.m. According to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, "Shift rotations will take place as needed for this snow event that is predicted to last into Sunday afternoon."
KYTC District 6 currently has 23,000 tons of salt on hand in its storage domes at state maintenance facilities and 124 state and contracted trucks available for this snow event.
Maintenance crews in District 6 are responsible for clearing 2,000 miles of state-maintained highways in the counties of Boone, Bracken, Campbell, Carroll, Gallatin, Grant, Harrison, Kenton, Owen, Pendleton and Robertson. That equates to more than 4,500 “lane miles” – all driving lanes from rural state roads to interstate highways.
District 6 is reminding motorists to accommodate road crews when they're out on the road so they can treat streets effectively.
"Salt trucks are considered emergency equipment and they deserve cooperation from motorists Give them room on roadways and shoulders."
While crews will be working around the clock to make roadways as safe as possible, city officials have released the following driving tips to make sure motorists are safe.
For up to date information on the latest driving conditions visit the Traffic Incidents section on WCPO.com.
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