Road Crews Tackling New Round Of Snow

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Public service officials tried to assure residents on Saturday that snow plows would get to their streets as soon as possible.

The winter blast made for some treacherous driving conditions while the snow was falling early Saturday morning. Drivers and road crews had to deal with about 2 to 4 inches of snow around the Columbus area.

Columbus city officials said crews would work around the clock to clear streets and highways.

One woman cleaning the snow off her sidewalk described the second round of winter in three days easier to deal with than the first was.

"It's really a fluffy snow and as soon as you clean your sidewalks, it melts," Darlene Edinger said.

The mayor of Bexley asked residents to use off-street parking so that snow plows could get through neighborhoods. The city indicated crews had plowed all of its streets by Saturday evening.

Dublin city crews had been working 12-hour shifts since Wednesday. They said they were focusing their efforts on neighborhood streets on Saturday.

Driver Skip Moerch said the job involves juggling several responsibilities at once.

"It is a difficult job. You have to worry about the weather, about the traffic. Days like today, it's Saturday. There are kids out playing in the snow," Moerch said.

The Ohio Department of Transportation had 85 trucks working on highways across eight central Ohio counties Saturday night.

ODOT District 6 encompasses an eight county region including Delaware, Fayette, Franklin, Madison, Marion, Morrow, Pickaway, and Union counties. District 6 is responsible for 4,797 lane miles of roads

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