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Mayor Ginther and Councilmember Hardin Announce Upgrades to Columbus Snow and Ice Control Plan

Mayor Andrew J. Ginther and Councilmember Shannon Hardin announced upgrades to the Columbus Snow and Ice Control Plan today at the Columbus Traffic Management Center.

“We are constantly trying to improve our response time and effectiveness in serving the citizens and businesses of Columbus,” said Mayor Ginther.  “I’m proud and excited about the recent changes we’ve made to the Snow and Ice Control Plan.”

In the last year, Columbus purchased street routing optimization software and routing GPS devices which will allow the Snow Warriors to get through their routes more efficiently. All of the routes have been assigned turn-by-turn directions to minimize lost time driving to and from the outposts. Staff from the Department of Public Service personally reviewed all route priorities citywide and organized the roadways back into practical route circuits that should allow major roadways to be treated much faster.

“We’ve trained more drivers to make sure we have enough manned plows to tackle heavy snow and we’ve looked at population and job centers to make sure the right roads are top priorities. We’ve also reached agreements with neighboring cities and jurisdictions to provide assistance,” said Councilmember Hardin, chair of City Council’s Public Service & Transportation Committee. “I’m very encouraged that the recent changes made by the city will serve our residents, taxpayers and businesses well to keep our streets cleared in the event of heavy snow.”