City of Green Implements Alternative Snow and Ice Removal Plan
as Salt Supply is Rationed
Green, OH – The City of Green began implementing its alternative snow and ice removal plan this past weekend as City salt supply dwindles.
“We are anticipating a delivery of 800 tons of salt this week about ½ of the amount order, which was placed in mid-January,” said Paul Oberdorfer, City service director. “The entire region is in short supply.”
To ensure the City does not run out of salt in the meantime, the City of Green has implemented the alternative snow and ice removal plan that calls for salt to be spread only at intersections, on hills and curves. Over the weekend, when approximately 5-6 inches of snow fell, roads remained snow covered throughout most of the City, as salt was rationed.
“It is not an ideal situation when we can only plow and not add salt,” said Oberdorfer. “But our crews did a great job keeping all the roads plowed. On Sunday, we received a little help from Mother Nature and by Sunday night most of roads in Green were simply wet and some dry.”
Until The City of Green is ensured a steady supply of salt, the alternative snow and ice plan will be in place.
“It’s a balancing act to ensure we never run out of salt and until we are confident we have the ability to get a steady supply we need to conserve,” said Paul Oberdorfer.
The City of Green is part of the Community University Education Purchasing Association (CUE) consortium, a buying group of municipalities and government agencies, to purchase its salt.
The City of Green has 14 snow plows to clear its 385 lane miles of roadway.
The City of Green, Ohio, founded in 1992, is a prosperous, progressive and promising city with more than 25,000 residents. Approximately 33.5 square-miles, Green is located in southern Summit County. Visit www.cityofgreen.org.
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