Question: What does Public Works do when it starts to snow?



When a snow storm hits, Public Works crew gets busy! The first task is to apply salt or sand & salt mixture to the roads for traction control. This is done with 7 trucks to cover the city efficiently. This mixture also helps to create a brine (slush) under the snow, which makes snow removal easier and helps reduce snow packing to the surface of the road, also reduce damage to the equipment. By following  11 plow routes, we begin the task of plowing 108 lane miles of roadway, each run takes approximately 3 hours to complete. Once the streets are cleared the crew’s then move on to clearing parking lots and sidewalks.

Please remember, in a snow storm all available Public Works crews are busy clearing the streets for your safety. They are working as quickly and safely as possible.

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