There is some snow activity in Akron this morning and even though it's not expected to cause any major problems in the greater Akron area, the city of Akron is ready.
City Service Director Rick Merolla says the city always prepares at least for an average winter.
Merolla says there's one key priority for city road crews during the winter, even if the budget is tight overall...
"We have to make sure that streets are plowed so people can get to work, and schools, and the hospitals and doctor's appointments," Merolla tells AkronNewsNow. "And so, that's a priority for us, and we'll have to find some areas in the budget that we can do without later in the year."
Merolla says keeping the roads clear is a public safety issue.
He says his department's equipment is in very good shape.
Not only are the snow clearing efforts benefiting from the purchase of two new trucks a few years ago, other divisions with newer equipment help when needed as well.