Preparations for the first possible big snowfall of winter

Preparations for the first possible big snowfall of winter (WKRC file)

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - The Tri-State is preparing for what could be the first major snowfall of this winter. A Winter Storm Warning has been issued for much of the Tri-State. The rest is under a Winter Storm Watch or Advisory.

Cincinnati's Department of Public Services have crews that will begin reporting for work at 7 p.m. on Friday and will work 12-hour shifts throughout the weekend.

The city says it has plenty of resources to try to keep drivers safe.

  • 26,400 tons of salt
  • 27,900 gallons of calcium chloride
  • 13,800 gallons of beet juice
  • 60,000 gallons of brine
  • 81 pieces of equipment

Waiting for your street to get plowed? The city lets Cincinnati residents track its snow plows.

If it gets too slick or snowy for Metro buses, service could be detoured. Also, Metro asks people to board buses at the top or bottom of hills, because it can be hard for them to stop safely.

Riders can track delays and detours through Metro's alert system, its app, its desktop tracker and its website.

Check the Local 12 Weather page for the latest.

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