Butler County Engineer
Dean C. Foster reports that conditions on County and Township
roads are improving, despite an additional burst of snow during
the late morning hours. While all roads are passable, many are
partially snow-covered or slushy. Motorists may also encounter
extensive areas of ice and densely packed snow on roadways and
are encouraged to use extreme caution.
BCEO snow and ice control
crews have been treating roads since just after midnight when
the storm began. Fifteen plows are currently in operation and
will continue to salt and plow as necessary. "Temperatures
have warmed up which is helping us quite a bit," said Foster.
"With the snow tapering off, we will have the roads plowed
and can begin to utilize more salt for melting and traction."
Salt had been used sparingly as crews were in a plow-only mode
during the height of the storm. Snow fell at the rate of one
inch per hour for several hours early this morning.
County road crews report
snowfall amounts ranging from 6-7 inches across southern Butler
County to 8-9 inches in northern townships. Blowing and drifting
snow has been minimal as winds have subsided and the snow is
heavy and wet.
A Level 2 Snow Emergency
remains in effect for Butler County. For complete information,
please see Snow Emergency.
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