The county has snow removal responsibilities on approximately 760 miles of streets and roadways, ranging from multi-lane arterials to subdivision cul-de-sacs.
During a typical winter storm, the County Highway Department operates 2 12-hour shifts, utilizing 40 trucks and 45 employees each shift. Work is divided between 35 designated "snow routes," with each route being assigned a driver for each 12-hour shift.
It is the goal of the department to have each route salted or plowed twice each 24-hour period, but the actual progress is directly related to the intensity and type of storm. Extremely heavy snow, freezing rain, or severely cold temperatures impacts the time it takes for our drivers to get through the various routes.