City of Toledo crews battle up and down winter weather - 13abc.com Toledo (OH) News, Weather and Sports

City of Toledo crews battle up and down winter weather

Posted: Updated:

The City of Toledo has 38 plow trucks treating the slushy mess that's left behind after temperatures rise and fall throughout the evening.

The roads are giving drivers a tough time. 

"It's terrible, it's really slippery. It's not fun at all," said Samantha Strayer, a Toledo resident.

13abc road along with crews to see how they've been keeping up with the changing precipitation. 

Folks on the road said they've seen all sorts of weather on roads.

"It's more like sleet. It's hitting kind of hard. It's not just rain. It's definitely cold," said Strayer.

The freezing and thawing makes it hard for crews to push around the slush.

Drivers said the city is doing a good job despite the conditions, but wouldn't mind a little extra help from the city. 

"Yeah they've been doing good. They could do my driveway though.. make it a little easier," said Josh Radtkin, a driver braving the conditions. 

Other drivers have some tips for folks hitting the streets.

"I just have a suggestion everybody just needs to drive slow and take it easy regardless of how well you know the roads," said Strayer.

The crews work in 12-hour shifts; midnight until noon and noon until midnight.

  • LocalMore>>

  • 3 dead after motorcycle collides with dirt bike in Maybee, MI

    3 dead after motorcycle collides with dirt bike in Maybee, MI

    Saturday, April 19 2014 2:54 PM EDT2014-04-19 18:54:50 GMT
    Three people are dead after dirt bike hit a motorcycle head-on. The Monroe County Sheriff's office says the crash happened around 11:30 Friday night in Maybee Michigan. A fourth person is in the hospital in serious condition.
    Three people are dead after dirt bike hit a motorcycle head-on. The Monroe County Sheriff's office says the crash happened around 11:30 Friday night in Maybee Michigan. A fourth person is in the hospital in serious condition.
  • Waterloo Elementary in contest for $25,000 playground

    Waterloo Elementary in contest for $25,000 playground

    Saturday, April 19 2014 10:34 AM EDT2014-04-19 14:34:23 GMT
    Students at Waterloo Elementary in Monroe, MI, are in need of a new playground, and they're hoping you can help. They're sharing a video online to generate support. Waterloo is one of 12 finalists in a contest to win a 25-thousand dollar playground. It's called "Fuel The Cause," and it's put on by Bridgestone. Waterloo is one of five elementary schools in Monroe and it has the highest poverty rate of them all, at 80%. You can vote for the playground transformation at http://www.bridgestonetir...
    Students at Waterloo Elementary in Monroe, MI, are in need of a new playground, and they're hoping you can help. They're sharing a video online to generate support. Waterloo is one of 12 finalists in a contest to win a 25-thousand dollar playground. It's called "Fuel The Cause," and it's put on by Bridgestone. Waterloo is one of five elementary schools in Monroe and it has the highest poverty rate of them all, at 80%. You can vote for the playground transformation at http://www.bridgestonetir...
  • No injuries after water rescue at Farnsworth Metropark

    No injuries after water rescue at Farnsworth Metropark

    Friday, April 18 2014 10:43 PM EDT2014-04-19 02:43:46 GMT
    Waterville crews are trying to reach passengers on a boat stuck on the Maumee River. It's happening near Farnsworth Metropark in Waterville. No one is hurt, but a family is stuck on a boat that has been
    Waterville crews safely rescued passengers who were stuck on a boat on the Maumee River Friday afternoon. It's happened near Farnsworth Metropark in Waterville.
  • Top StoriesMore>>

  • 3 dead after motorcycle collides with dirt bike in Maybee, MI

    3 dead after motorcycle collides with dirt bike in Maybee, MI

    Saturday, April 19 2014 2:54 PM EDT2014-04-19 18:54:50 GMT
    Three people are dead after dirt bike hit a motorcycle head-on. The Monroe County Sheriff's office says the crash happened around 11:30 Friday night in Maybee Michigan. A fourth person is in the hospital in serious condition.
    Three people are dead after dirt bike hit a motorcycle head-on. The Monroe County Sheriff's office says the crash happened around 11:30 Friday night in Maybee Michigan. A fourth person is in the hospital in serious condition.
  • Missing boater's father: "We just want to get him home"

    Missing boater's father: "We just want to get him home"

    Friday, April 18 2014 10:09 PM EDT2014-04-19 02:09:36 GMT
    We are learning more about the two remaining missing boaters on Lake Erie. Bryan Huff of Rossford is an experienced fisherman. His dad says he lived on the lake. Andrew Rose of Maumee works as a bartender
    The Ottawa County Sheriff concluded his department's search for the two remaining missing boaters on Lake Erie Friday evening.
  • District states case for levy to fund new school

    District states case for levy to fund new school

    Saturday, April 19 2014 2:46 PM EDT2014-04-19 18:46:54 GMT
    North Central Schools Superintendent Ken Boyer says they are are in desperate need of a new high school building.
    North Central Schools Superintendent Ken Boyer says they are are in desperate need of a new high school building.

Area Events Calendar

See It, Shoot It, Send It!