Nick McWilliams reporting – With projected snowfall heading into the holiday weekend, crews stand at the ready to respond to inclement conditions.

A few flakes fell during the weekend as temperatures took a sharp dip, projected to head into the teens and single digits for Friday and Christmas weekend.

Cities like New Philadelphia are ready to treat roadways, after acquiring their salt for the winter period, according to Service Director Ron McAbier.

“We did receive all that, and it’s pretty loaded. It looks good, but knock on wood, I hope we don’t use much this year. But we will see. It all did get delivered.”

McAbier reported earlier this year that the city would receive 2,100 tons of salt at $57.34 per ton, which raised slightly from $53.12 in the previous.

The Ohio Department of Transportation reported back in October that they had over 740,000 tons of salt at the ready, 17,700 of which is available for District 11, covering Tuscarawas, Carroll, Harrison, and Holmes Counties.

With the cold weather and snow approaching, take it slow and leave earlier, and always watch for ice on bridges or near bodies of water.  

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