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Ferguson's streets were peaceful for a third night as tensions between police and protesters continued to subside after nights of violence and unrest erupted when a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed...More >>
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Organizers expect up to 5,000 people to attend a march protesting the death of an unarmed black man who died after being placed in a chokehold by a white New York police officer.More >>
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With the anticipation of adverse winter weather,
salt trucks with the City of Cincinnati have been preparing the roads for
Trucks have been pre-treating roadways since
Salt truck driver David Steward has been
working long hours to clean up the roads.
"I enjoy getting out here helping keep the road clean so
people can get back and forth to work," said Steward. "[I] try to make them safe as possible, you
Safety is Steward's number one priority while driving his
six-ton dump truck. However, hazards are always there.
know you got cars coming up and down the street trying to pass you and that's
bad," explained Steward. "That can be bad so a lot of times it's just dealing
with the other people driving because they don't realize you're in this big
truck and if this truck slides out of control you might hurt somebody."
his 12-hour shift, Steward may reload his truck with salt several times. Steward's
route is on the east side of town where roads are prioritized.
you want to do the hills," said Steward. "Then the roads get bad you want to
pre-treat them first and then you got your priority ones like the main
on Steward's priority list are residential streets. Here, Steward says he will
sometimes get flagged down.
"All the time people want to stop you and have you hit a
spot for them that may not have been hit good enough and we just go by and get
to it. A lot of times I just do it for them since I'm right there."
Many people appreciate the service that Steward and
others perform for the City.
"I think the guys that are taking care of our streets are
doing a wonderful job, a wonderful job," said Cincinnati resident Carl
Behanan. "If people are hating on them,
let's see if we can go 24 hours without them."
The City of Cincinnati has approximately 55 crews working
throughout the night keeping roadways clear of ice and snow.