SNOW PLOWS ((FREE))
FISHER plows feature independent trip-edge protection to safely get over bumps and hidden obstacles when plowing. Whether in V, scoop, or straight-blade configuration, trip-edge helps protect the plow, the truck, and the operator.
Throughout the year, the County of San Bernardino Transportation Department maintenance staffs prepare for snow removal by obtaining special training, checking equipment, performing dry runs on established snowplow routes and updating the listing of private individuals and/or companies with heavy equipment that can be contracted with should they be needed to assist with snow removal.
Primary roads such as Lake Gregory Road, Grass Valley Road, Live Oak Road, Green Valley Lake Road, Maple Lane and Valley of the Falls are plowed first, followed by secondary roads, which connect the local roads to the primary roads, then lastly the local roads, such as the ones you may live on. This is done in this order to maximize access for emergency vehicles. Also, if there are vehicles parked in the road right-of-way blocking the snowplow routes, the operators have to wait until the vehicles are removed, delaying snow removal operations. Other obstacles can also block the roads such as downed trees and power lines. The amount of snowfall will have different effects on the snow removal process.
Our snow removal equipment operators have maps of the assigned snow removalroutes. At the end of their shift they go over their logs with their shift supervisor. We are also working on GPS based systems on our snow removal equipment to provide real time monitoring of their progress.
We are responsible for clearing County maintained roads. Caltrans plows the State Highways while Special Districts plows areas under current contracts with community service areas. The City of Big Bear Lake and private contractors also clear their own roads.
Call 911 or the local police immediately. They are equipped with special vehicles for traveling over snowy terrain in emergency situations. The Department of Public Works can provide assistance to emergency response agencies.
We are sorry that this occasionally happens, but in making as many roads passable to the community as a whole and as quickly as possible, there is no way to avoid it. The County snow plow operators push the snow off the roadway in smooth, continuous passes from the center of the road to the edge of the right-of-way and the snow ends up on the road shoulders, sometimes blocking driveways.Snow plows will make two passes on each side of the road, please wait until the second pass before clearing your driveway. To avoid double work, please try to shovel snow from your driveway after a plow has gone by. Shovel the snow to the right of your driveway as you face the road. Please remember as the snow continues to fall and shortly afterwards, the snow plows will continue to make passes down your road to move the newly fallen snow to the edge of the road, and permit two way travel on your road.
Since our main goal is to open the primary roads as soon as possible, lifting of blades at each driveway would slow down the snow removal operation significantly and leave snow in the road that may in turn be a hazard.
We do make efforts to push snow into such areas when possible. But as stated above, our goal is to clear the roads as quickly as possible and the most efficient way to do so is to move the snow from the center of the roadway to the side. Apart from that would slow down the snow removal operations significantly. The size of a berm is determined by the amount of snowfall and accumulation on the roads.
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The City of Tumwater uses GPS technology to track the location and activity of its snow plows and deicing trucks. Roads are prioritized for plowing and anti-icing treatment to ensure access to critical facilities like hospitals and schools. The location of snow plows updates every 30 minutes, on the :15 and :45 of each hour.
The City of Duluth clears over 530 miles of roadway. During a snow emergency, crews are working to clear snow emergency routes first before working on plowing full neighborhoods. The Snow and Ice Policy (found here) outlines the order in which plow drivers clear streets and alleys during snow storms. The Schedule, detailed in the policy and listed below, begins once the snow fall stops. Please note that these times are approximate.
Crews work hard to clear snow as quickly as possible but they cannot do their jobs if you do not do yours. The following conditions negatively impact how quickly City crews can plow streets. Please do your part to keep plow trucks moving.
Did you know that you can help to keep snow removal efficient? You can! Keep all cars, trailers, and other large objects off the right-of-way to make room for snow plows. Please keep all belongings behind power pole lines in alleys, or behind sidewalks leaving room for snow plows to deposit snow.
The Salt Lake City Snow Fighter crew strives to provide a safe, reliable, and efficient travel network for all modes of transportation. City crews clear snow from over 1,850 lane miles of City-owned roadways, 36 blocks of protected bike lanes (and growing), 7.8 miles of sidewalks located near freeway viaducts, and many other locations. The team consists of 45 large plow trucks and 90 Streets Division employees who work on standby 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to resolve snow and ice events within 36 hours after the end of a storm.
Outside of regular service hours, the Streets Response Team is responsible for monitoring road conditions during the beginning of a storm and immediately salting and plowing high priority areas like hospital routes. Please call the Streets Division at 801-535-2345 to report snow issues after our regular service hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The Salt Lake City Streets Division continuously works with the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) to perform snow and ice control on state roads within Salt Lake City. Learn about snow removal on state roads here on the UDOT website.
Dress warmly, and if possible, push snow in front of you. If you have to lift it, pick up small amounts and lift with your legs, not your back. Do not toss snow over your shoulder or to the side. Do not shovel, blow or plow snow back into the streets.
Our crews work hard to remove snow and ice within 36 hours after the end of a storm. Click here to see where our snow plows are at in real time with our live snow plow tracking map. This map is only active during snow storms.
Property owners are required to clear snow and ice from city sidewalks adjacent to all sides of their property. Make a minimum 42 inch wide path (or the full width of the sidewalk if narrower than 42 inches) for the full length of the sidewalk including from corners and curb ramps within twenty-four (24) hours after the end of the storm (City Code 14.20.070). A 42 inch wide path is roughly 2.5 times the width of a standard snow shovel. Ice must be removed to bare pavement, or made as level as possible and treated with ice melt, sand, or similar material. Do not move snow into the street or onto other sidewalks (City Code 14.20.080). Please remove snow from fire hydrants, benches, and vehicles.
Snow is removed at parks, public buildings, recreational facilities, and the City Cemetery which amount to 47 miles of sidewalks and trails, 31 acres of parking lots, and 9 miles of roads in the City Cemetery. The City also removes snow from corners and crosswalks in the Central and Sugar House Business Districts.
There is an Adopt a Stop program where adopters pledge to clear snow from designated bus stops but currently no other established programs to clear bus stops. You can Adopt A Stop by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org! If there is a bus stop close to your business you can Adopt a Stop so your patrons can have access to the stop and your business.
People who are elderly or people with disabilities may need assistance removing snow from adjacent sidewalks. Salt Lake County Aging and Adult Services has a program that offers assistance with snow removal and many other services. Visit the Aging and Adult Services website here or call (385) 468-3200. Salt Lake City Government encourages residents to be aware of neighbors who may need help with snow removal! Reach out and provide a helping hand if you can.
In addition to the plow trucks, each location also has other ancillary equipment such as front-end loaders and snow blowers. These units are stationed strategically across the system and relocated as forecasts and conditions dictate.
Each large plow truck in the Thruway Authority's fleet is equipped with an enhanced Global Positioning Device (GPS) which allows for real-time monitoring during plowing operations, including route tracking, air and pavement temperature and deicing material application rates for each truck engaged in storm response. The system also reports pavement and air temperature conditions via on-board sensors, provides advanced reporting that highlights when each roadway section is serviced, and illustrates when plow trucks are actively engaged in snow removing operations. 041b061a72