Youngstown gearing up to combat snow storm effects
Deputy Director of Public Works Charles Shasho says the city will be issuing a parking ban shortly as they get ready to tackle what is predicted to be a major winter snowstorm.
Shasho said the city’s fleet of between 18 to 20 plows is all up and ready to go. Crews got the trucks ready and loaded yesterday in anticipation of today’s weather, where 5 to 10 inches of snow is being predicted for much of the area.
Shasho said major roads will be taken care of first and depending on the amount of snowfall they may need treated again before side streets can be tackled. City crews also salt and plow the ramps to Interstate 680 and state Route 711 and the Madison Avenue Expressway that cut through the city but the Ohio Department of Transportation handles snow removal on the roads themselves.