Dayton city crews prepare for tricky Wednesday road conditions

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DAYTON, Ohio(WDTN)- The Dayton Public Works Department planned to have road crews arrive to work at 1 a.m. Wednesday in anticipation for Wednesday morning’s weather-maker.

Sleet, snow and rain are all in the forecast as we get to the tail-end of winter. They could make a tricky morning commute.

“We’ve checked all our trucks and we’ve loaded them all with salt. They’re parked inside the garage,” Fred Stovall, Director of Public Works said.

According to Stovall, 7,400 tons of salt has been used so far this winter season. He said the city still had about 5,900 tons left.

Some of that will be put down Wednesday morning. While the Ohio Department of Transportation trucks were out pre-treating roads on Tuesday, Stovall said that was not part of the city’s strategy. 

“With the rain participating in this, we didn’t do any pre-treating. Also, with the temperatures pretty much going to be above freezing later in the morning, we think just dropping salt should take care of the situation,” Stovall said.

As with every weather event, Stovall said, “Drivers just need to be prepared, leave early, and take your time.”

If you’re driving near any plow trucks, you are asked to give them extra room.

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