No sweating Groundhog Day prediction this winter
West Chester snow removal
Six more weeks of winter? No problem here!
This Groundhog Day it was reported that Punxsutawney Phil spotted his shadow, meaning six more weeks of cold weather in 2017. While it has been a relatively mild season, the West Chester Community Services Department remains ready to handle snow removal at a moment’s notice.
A total of $300,000 was budgeted for approximately 4,500 tons of salt for the 2016-17 winter season. To date, less than 1,000 tons has been used to treat the Township’s 222 miles of roads.
Salting one route takes approximately three to four hours, while plowing one route takes approximately six to seven hours.
Snow removal in West Chester is a job shared by three different agencies: the Ohio Department of Transportation, Butler County and the Township. Plowing is prioritized based on the classification of roads beginning with main roads first, then collector streets and finally residential cul-de-sacs.