We enjoyed some warmer weather in November, but the cold has returned, and we even saw some snow flurries last night. We are out cleaning leaves off of the streets and also getting ready for winter operations. Did you know that in winter we maintain 184 miles of public roads, dead end streets and alleys, 10 city owned parking lots, all public sidewalks, bridge walks and bus stops? The number one focus of our winter roadway maintenance operations is public safety.
Our Public Works team does this with a variety of equipment:
It's not just about the equipment during winter operations. Making the right decisions for winter roadway maintenance comes from a combination of reliable data (weather and road conditions), training, understanding our resources, their capabilities, and experience. You may see the City deploying many different responses to winter weather, including:
Winter road maintenance is one of our foremost municipal responsibilities and we are ready for what the weather may bring.