City makes changes to how ‘Snow Warriors’ are routed

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COLUMBUS (WCMH) — With several inches of snow anticipated this weekend, here’s a look at how the City of Columbus prioritizes salting and plowing.

The city of Columbus ranks roadways between 1-3 for which ones get treated first.  Most side roads and neighborhoods get a number 3, or lowest priority rating and are the last to see a snow plow.

Tap here to see snow removal progress on the city’s ‘Warrior Watch’ page.

The city says it has tweaked the way its ‘Snow Warriors’ are dispatched.

“We have our five outposts across the city, and in the past has been to sent the trucks all the way out and then work their way back in.  But this time we’re doing more of a zone-based routing.  So within each of those districts are maintenance zones,” said Michael Liggett with the Department of Public Service.

That keeps drivers in a route that they know better, bringing up response time and giving you more time to get out and enjoy the snow instead of just sliding around in it. 

“We’ve actually had a lot of people surprised as to how quickly we’ve gotten into their residential neighborhood,” Michael said. 

If you park outside, one way that you can help out the crews taking care of your street is by parking as close as you can to the curb or getting your car off the road to open it up for the trucks plowing and treating the road.

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