BEAVERCREEK, Ohio (WDTN) - Area road crews are wasting no time making sure they're ready when snow returns.
In the blink of an eye, the orange barrels will be replaced with piles of snow, so consider this a dress rehearsal.
"Today is kind of a show off day."
Nearly 30 snow plow drivers gathered at a Beavercreek parking lot ready to put their equipment to the test.
"The guys have spent the last two days working on The trucks, making sure they have all of the emergency equipment and all of the pieces work," said John Woltja, Beavercreek Street Superintendent.
He says Wednesday's cold weather kickoff is about getting his men and women in gear.
Come winter, they'll be heading out to cover 16 plow routes. They're about 40 miles each.
The practice course is one way drivers brush up on their skills.
"The snow is blinding sometimes. These gentleman and women have to steer around parked vehicles, and around cul-de-sacs. Just give them space they need to do their jobs."
Homicide detectives are at the scene of a shooting at Love's gas station on Edwin C. Moses Blvd.
One man is in custody after a police pursuit that began in Franklin and ended in the area of Germantown Pike and Stolz Avenue in Dayton.
Sidney Police are looking for a pair of men who robbed a Speedway gas station early Sunday morning.
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Two people were taken to the hospital after a two-vehicle rollover crash at the intersection of Wagner Ford Road Sunday afternoon.