Akron officials roll out new winter clean up plan after backlash from last year’s ‘failed’ relief

Akron officials roll out new winter clean up plan after backlash from last year’s ‘failed’ relief
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - The Akron mayor announced a new five-point-plan to deal with the snow and ice after receiving a vast amount of criticism after last year’s winter relief.

Akron’s Mayor, Dan Horrigan, and other Akron officials said they will be cutting a contract with The Ohio Department of Transportation.

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Posted by Cleveland 19 News on Wednesday, October 9, 2019

According to Akron officials, the ODOT contract forced Akron plows to help ODOT with the local interstates throughout the city.

ODOT paid Akron over $1 million for its help to take care of the interstate.

Instead of continuing with the 50-year contract, Akron decided to focus more on the city itself rather than help ODOT.

The new plan will reportedly put more plows on the road while helping the Akron focus on its city roads rather than putting effort into the interstate.

Earlier in 2019, residents were not happy with Akron officials after the snow-filled streets were not cleaned up after three days.

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