Winter Ops Geared Up For 2013-14 Season

City Of Cincinnati Geared Up For 2013-2014 Winter Season

The City of Cincinnati Winter Operations Team is ready for this year's winter season.

The 2013-2014 Winter Operations Program will focus on using a systematic approach for treating streets.

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.

Jarrod Bolden says that the operational plans used by the City are based on efficiently routing snow treating equipment.

This equipment is deployed using weather predictions provided by local television networks and a variety of local and national weather forecasting services. 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. We use brine, beet juice, and salt to effectively rid our thoroughfares of debilitating ice and snow. Keeping our citizens mobile is our top priority."