The Ohio Department of Transportation is inspecting its snow and ice equipment to ensure ODOT’s crews are prepared for when the first winter storm hits the Miami Valley.
Snow plow trucks, salt spreaders and other equipment used to treat slick roads will be inspected over the next few weeks.
Storm Center 7 Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs said the earliest date for a measurable snowfall for Dayton was Oct. 18, 1989, when 0.2 inches of snow fell in the city.
The average first day of measurable snowfall is around Nov. 24 for the area, Vrydaghs said.
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