How much snow must fall before you begin snow plowing operations and what roads get plowed first?
Category: Twp Roads/PW
- Each storm is different and there are many variables that are considered when determining when plowing will begin.
- On the primary roads, every attempt is made to keep the roadway clear of snow "curb to curb".
- Primary roads are maintained in a passable condition throughout the entire storm.
- Once the primary roads have been deemed passable, and that condition can be sustained with fewer resources, a decision to deploy plows into the neighborhoods (secondary roads) is considered.
- We generally will not enter the secondary roads (neighborhoods) to plow snow unless the accumulated snow is going to be problematic.
- Driveways will not be cleared.
- Population density dictates what portions of the township are plowed first.
- We will apply anti-icing chemicals on streets prior to the onset of frozen precipitation when appropriate.
- We will apply deicing chemicals on snow pack and ice to improve conditions on the neighborhood streets.
- In the event of snowpacked streets, where the snowpack can not be melted with chemicals because of very cold temperatures, we will apply sand/abrasives to improve traction.
Updated 1/6/2015 8:44 AM