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What is the Township Winter Storm Response Policy?

Category: Twp Roads/PW
Prior to winter snowstorms, liquid salt will be applied to all Township roads provided that favorable pavement temperatures exist to do so. 

While snow is falling, our main effort is to keep the primary roads safe and passable.
The primary roads are plowed curb to curb and treated with salt early during the storm.  As a result, when the storm has ended, those roads are black and bare to pavement very quickly.

We do not enter the secondary roads to plow them until after snow fall has ended.
Secondary roads are plowed with one pass in and one pass out and are plowed in about 24 hours if everything goes right.   Often there is going to be snow packed and bonded to the roadway after we plow.  We apply deicing chemicals (salt) to the snow pack which with the help of the sun melts the snow and gets us to bare pavement.  All residents who reside on a secondary road should be able to drive from their home to a primary road without difficulty providing the exercise caution. 
Updated 2/28/2012 11:12 AM
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