Ket­ter­ing snow and ice re­moval in­for­ma­tion

Dayton Daily News - - KETTERING -

The City of Ket­ter­ing Streets Di­vi­sion plans for win­ter storms months ahead, even when the weather is warm. Or­ga­ni­za­tion and care­ful use of re­sources en­sure safe driv­ing routes when win­ter weather strikes. Did you know Ket­ter­ing driv­ers clear an equiv­a­lent of 975 miles while plow­ing the city?

Ket­ter­ing has es­tab­lished 16 pri­mary snow routes which pro­vide a con­nected, con­tin­u­ous sys­tem, en­abling traf­fic flow through­out the city. Pri­mary routes in­clude ma­jor thor­ough­fares, hills, curves, emer­gency ve­hi­cle ac­cess, bus routes and school ac­cess. While snow con­tin­ues to fall, op­er­a­tions will fo­cus on th­ese pri­mary routes only.

After 2 inches of ac­cu­mu­la­tion and ces­sa­tion of snow­fall the side streets in the city will be ad­dressed. If the ac­cu­mu­la­tion does not reach 2 inches, non-pri­mary routes will not be plowed. Tips for res­i­dents:

The safety of our ci­ti­zens is a top pri­or­ity, and we strive to pro­vide safe and pass­able road sur­faces dur­ing win­ter storm events.

■ Stay in­formed about pend­ing weather con­di­tions.

■ Al­low extra travel time. ■ Main­tain a safe fol­low­ing dis­tance and slower speeds. ■ Avoid peak traf­fic hours. ■ Do not at­tempt to pass snow­plow trucks, which may be plow­ing in teams.

■ Re­move parked ve­hi­cles from street wher­ever pos­si­ble.

■ Snow plowed across drive­ways is un­avoid­able. When shov­el­ing, you may con­sider plac­ing the snow on the right side of your drive­way (as you face the street) to lessen the amount of shov­el­ing due to snow plow de­posits.

■ Care­fully clear side­walks as soon as prac­ti­cal.

■ Re­move any re­main­ing snow from around mail­box for the mail car­ri­ers.

■ Take breaks when shov­el­ing to avoid ex­haus­tion.

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