Winter is here, even though it does not seem like it right now. The Street Division is working hard to prepare for whatever winter has in store for us. Even when the weather is warm crews are actively planning for snow and ice.
Crews have been out de-icing the roads early mornings when the weather forecast calls for snow or ice.
The application of deicer to the road surfaces prior to winter storms lowers the freezing point of water and slows or prevents ice from forming a bond with the pavement during early stages of a storm.
Each storm is different, our Superintendent reviews weather reports and on the ground conditions to plan how to manage each storm.
The Street Division has 4 trucks with plows each truck designated to a specific zone, and a plow mounted on a Ford F450, which is used downtown and to be utilized as a rover truck. One grader and 3 deicer trucks.
For further information our Snow and Ice Plan is on the main page of the City Website.