With eyes looking toward the weekend storm, Wanamaker said his workers will be ready should winter weather hit the area. In fact, the township received a fresh shipment of salt Tuesday afternoon.
Right now, it looks like another area of low pressure will develop and move into the Miami Valley this weekend. If this storm takes a northerly track, it could bring the potential for warmer air further north, possibly bringing rain, snow, freezing rain and sleet.
As other agencies, like the Ohio Department of Transportation, may pre-treat in advance of any snow or ice that may move in, Wanamaker said those processes are too costly and he relies on the systems they have in place.
"It's not beneficial for us to spend all the money on the equipment necessary,” Wanamaker said. "It's a very expensive endeavor to get into."
Washington Twp. crews focus on treating the main roads and any hills in the area and then focuses on plowing neighborhoods.