For two consecutive days, the snow removal crews have been diligently working to clear residential streets. Despite the efforts, there are still ways residents can assist in ensuring effective clearing before the next major snowfall. As everyone adjusts to the slippery conditions, it is advised to increase following and stopping distances while allowing extra time for travel.
Municipal plow crews have been active since Monday morning, and the maintenance manager, Paul Van Landingham, expects this process to continue for the next 84 hours. However, he notes that the ground temperature is causing some areas to remain icy.
The forecast predicts another snowstorm on Wednesday with a potential accumulation of three to four inches. To facilitate the snow removal process, Van Landingham suggests refraining from parking on the streets whenever possible.
This will help expedite the clearing process and ensure everyone’s safety. The crew is prepared to tackle the incoming snow depending on weather conditions in the coming days. Additionally, sanders are in operation to add traction to intersections and hills. Unfortunately, the recent snowstorm has led to an increase in collisions and vehicle distress.
As of 9:30 PM tonight, there have been 36 collisions, five of which involved injuries, and 47 distressed vehicles reported. Despite these challenges, the snow removal efforts continue to progress..