City of Warren Prepared With Winter Season Rapidly Approaching

October 18, 2022

WARREN, Pa. – With snow in the forecast this week, preparations have been underway as the City of Warren prepares for the upcoming winter season.

The Farmer’s Almanac is calling for higher snowfall than usual for the region, but Warren is ready.

“We’re ready to go,” said City of Warren Director of Public Works Mike Holtz. “Because of the elevation and location, we tend to escape some of that first snowfall.”

Holtz also noted that there is a new storage shed that will be ready for use, with the rest of the concrete floor on the facility set to be poured later this week.

“The city’s been building it for the last month, we just have to pour the concrete in now,” Holtz said.

Holtz noted that the city has plenty of leftover salt from last winter, and ordered some more in May in advance with prices going up.

“We had a lot left over from last year,” Holtz said. “It was actually less than $10 per ton. Salt had gone down the past couple of years. It’s not up at its high level yet, but it’s moving up.”

Holtz also noted that with the changing weather, they often have to often switch out the leaf machine for the snow plow.

“Leaf season started last week, and it usually goes for about eight weeks or so,” Holtz said. “That always makes it tricky when we have to keep switching them out. But we’re ready.”

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