TROTWOOD, Ohio (WDTN) — The early snow has delayed leaf pick-up for many Miami Valley communities.
Other than a few like Dayton and Miamisburg, most told us the snow put them behind, cancelling at least a few days of leaf pickup if not the entire week.
“More so than snow were the frigid temperatures,” says Trotwood Public Works Operations Manager Dalton Hines. “You get that snow and all the really cold temperatures create a block of ice when you get the moisture from the leaves locked into it.”
So with those leaves still out there, we wanted to know if the combination of the melting snow and the rain this weekend will lead to flooding issues.
Hines says it shouldn’t be a major problem because some of the snow has melted already and they’ve had enough time to get many of the leaves off the ground.
But will communities have to spend more in order to catch up and finish leaf pick up this year?
Hines says Trotwood and many others have built in extra days in the schedule in case of snow so it shouldn’t lead to any overtime.
Although another snow could cause major issues, just like last year when some communities were still picking up leaves in the spring.
“That really creates extra expense because of some time value,” Hines says.