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Hancock County gears up for snow removal

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Forecasted accumulations for the area. Forecasted accumulations for the area.
HANCOCK COUNTY, OH (Toledo News Now) -

Hancock County is bracing for several inches of snow expected Tuesday night.

Road crews are ready to go when snow hits to make sure roads will be safe for drivers.

"We have all of our trucks ready," said Matt Stoffel, of the Findlay Public Works department. "They're fueled, everything's checked in them, and they're ready to go."

That's 18 snow plow trucks for the City of Findlay. The county itself has 24 vehicles.

Hancock County Engineer Chris Long said it takes about 3-4 hours to make one lap of a county road route. So workers will get an early start clearing snow – one crew will report to work at 3 a.m.

Private plow companies are preparing, as well.

"This year is turning out to be more than expected," said Jim Brown, a local plower. He said his phone will be ringing off the hook once the snow starts accumulating.

The city and county have plenty of rock salt thanks to the last couple mild winters. They said they are nowhere close to busting their budgets on snow removal services.

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