Engineer’s Office is prepared for the snow

The six inches of snow that mother nature dropped on the county last week was no match for the Clermont County Engineer’s Office.

“Preparedness is everything,” said the county engineer’s operations deputy Rob Alfieri. “And I want county residents to know that we are prepared for any snow or ice emergency event.”

The county engineer’s office has three salt storage sites in Batavia, Miami Township, and Washington Township. Villages and townships maintain their own sites, but the county does share with any county areas that may run short on supplies.

Last week’s snow event, Feb. 6 and 7, cost the county close to $70,000. Included in this cost was the 50,000 pounds of salt that drivers dropped on the roads, fuel and other miscellaneous maintenance expenses, and the labor involved.