Findlay crews are hoping to have a 20-foot path plowed down all residential streets by later this evening, said Mayor Lydia Mihalik, but that will, of course, depending on drifting conditions.
Mihalik said there are about 19 plows out. A full force was working overnight.
“They’ve focused for the past 12 hours on the main roads, all the primary and secondary thoroughfares,” she said. “They’re doing a great job right now. It’s just going to be difficult getting into the residential streets.”
City offices are closed today, and will remain so as long as the Hancock County Sheriff maintains a Level 3 weather alert, Mihalik said.
“If it’s downgraded to a Level 2, we’ll do the same thing that we always do, which is till our employees to use their own discretion when deciding whether to come to work or not.”
Two government-related meetings that were scheduled for tomorrow have been postponed until Thursday. City Council will now meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, and a meeting about proposed riparian corridor plans for a section of Lye Creek near the Blanchard River has been postponed until 6 p.m. that day.
The Findlay Water Pollution Control Center reported that as of about 9:30 a.m., this storm had produced 7.8 inches of snow. Wind speed at the Findlay Airport is staying within the 20-mile-per-hour range, and temperatures hovering around negative four degrees this morning.