Snow has to be trucked out of downtown Cincinnati

CINCINNATI - So much snow fell downtown that crews had to load it on trucks and dump it in Lower Price Hill.

Public service workers closed Central Avenue between Fifth and Sixth streets Wednesday morning to begin the snow removal process.

Plows pushed it into piles, front-end loaders lifted it into trucks and the trucks took it to the former Queen City Barrel site on Evans Street. It's a vacant lot now after a 2004 fire gutted the 400,000-square-foot building.

The operation was needed because there was too much snow on the narrow downtown streets to simply push it to the curb.

Crews are removing snow from other parts of downtown as well.

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