Private snow removal contractors welcome season's first snowfall

Toledo received its first measurable snowfall of the winter season on Wednesday. Forecasts called for as much as 5 inches of snow to fall. Toledo averages 7.3 inches of snow in November. This was the first significant snow in Toledo in more than 290 days. Anthony Jackson owns his own landscaping business. He has made the transition to snow removal. "We have been getting equipment ready and the workers ready," Mr. Jackson said.

David Pratt, Commissioner of the city's Division of Streets, Bridges & Harbor, says multiple crews have been dropping salt on the roads. "We have 33 designated routes that we run in 12 hour shifts," Mr. Pratt said.

Limited snowfall amounts are expected through the weekend.