County Engineer Dean
C. Foster reports that the Level 1 Snow
Emergency issued for Butler County was canceled at 7:45 this
morning. All roads on the County roadway system are passable.
While some roads remain slushy there are no specific problems
being reported; however, blowing and drifting snow is now occurring
across roadway surfaces, especially in the northern townships
as winds begin to pick up.
BCEO snow and ice control
crews have been treating roads continuously since 6:00 last evening.
Crews were in a plow-only mode during the heaviest snowfall last
night when snow fell at the rate of one inch an hour. Fifteen
plows are currently in operation and will continue to salt and
plow throughout the day as necessary.
Snow accumulation estimates
by County crews range from 6-7 inches in the northern townships
to 4-5 inches across southern Butler County. Motorists are encouraged
to utilize caution as blowing snow and falling temperatures throughout
the day may aggravate road conditions. Roads could re-freeze
tonight as temperatures drop to a predicted low near zero. Be
alert for changing weather conditions and drive attentively.
The BCEO reminds motorists
to be especially careful and courteous when driving near a snow
plow. Remember, don't assume the snow plow operator can see you.
Every truck has blind spots which reduce side and rear visibility.
For more winter driving
tips and information about BCEO snow and ice control, please
visit The Snow Page here on www.bceo.org.
See Road & Travel Conditions
for continuously updated reports on local and statewide road
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