Butler County Engineer Dean
C. Foster reports that conditions on County roadways have improved
dramatically since the first major snowstorm of the season began
late Friday night. All roads are open and passable; however,
motorists should continue to utilize caution and watch for icy
patches. As temperatures fall toward zero tonight, any wet or
slushy areas may re-freeze and become hazardous.
Some blowing and drifting
snow has been reported by BCEO snow and ice control crews, mainly
across north-south roads in the western townships. Motorists
in Oxford, Reily, and Morgan Townships should be extra careful,
particularly on rural and remote roadways that carry little traffic.
BCEO snowfighters have been
plowing and salting Butler County roads non-stop since 9:30 Friday
night, spreading approximately 850 tons of salt since then. Our
drivers have estimated snow depths ranging from six inches in
the County's eastern half to around nine inches in western regions.
Salt supplies are in good
shape with several new shipments arriving at the Engineer's Office
this morning. No shipping or shortage problems have been reported
by salt suppliers.
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