Troy prepares for another winter blast

TROY, Ohio (WDTN) – It was a soggy start to the day Wednesday, for much of the Miami Valley.

Rain began falling in the early morning continuing off and on throughout the day.

“Its been more like a November day than a spring day coming,” said Troy resident, Bob Hussey. 

The rain kept falling into the night. As the sun set, temperatures went down with it. The rain, turning into snow around 9:30 P.M.

Street foreman for the city of Troy, Jerry Mullins said because of all the rain Wednesday, his crew couldn’t pre-treat the roads for this next winter blast.

“It prevents us from doing our pre-treatment. Cause we put brine out here in the city of troy but that has to have dry conditions. So really other than the temperature drops really fast, rain isn’t a huge problem for us. It may help if it stays warm enough and prevents the snow from sticking,” Mullins said.

Mullins said since his crew couldn’t pre-treat the roads, they kept busy by making sure all seven salt trucks are full, and the plows attached are in working order. Ready for whatever hits.

“All of them are loaded and ready to go in the barn when we get the call,” said Mullins.

The first day of spring is less than a month away and Hussey said he’ll be surprised if this is the last winter storm we see this season.

“I always expect it up until the middle of March. We typically have a storm, and comes and goes quick around St. Patricks’ day. I am ready for spring and any time winter wants to go away will be fine with me,” said Hussey.

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