PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — After the criticism the city faced about snow removal last winter, the public works department came up with a new snow removal plan.

Pittsburgh Public Works Director Rob Kaczorowski presented it to City Council Wednesday during a previously scheduled meeting.

The plan concentrates on hilly streets such as the South Side Slopes. The city has added a salt bar reducing the distance trucks have to travel to get refilled.

KDKA’s Jon Greiner reports:

“Saving the trips for the small equipment that only uses a minimal amount of salt, reducing their travel time in between loads so that’s working pretty well helping us with our response time,” Kaczorowski said.

When new snow begins to accumulate, the timeline starts over again and they will concentrate on main streets.

KDKA’s Ross Guidotti reports:

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