During this unprecedented snow event, the streets snow removal crews worked to plow designated snow routes while working in blizzard conditions that produced limited visibility and 4 to 6 feet snowdrifts on roads running east to west. For 5 days, this crew worked rotating 12-hour shifts, consisting of 6 drivers and one fleet mechanic totaling 716 staff hours. Trucks traveled 2,624 miles while plowing and staff logged 326 hours on heavy equipment.
The parks, trails, and facility crews worked to remove snow from trails and facilities continuously during the storm to avoid snow accumulation of 2 feet that would have proven difficult to remove without the assistance of heavy equipment that was dedicated to roadways. These crews estimate traveling 280 miles while plowing trails and logged 134 equipment hours, and cleared snow from 5.5 acres of park and facilities parking lots. At times they also assisted with the clearing of entryway to neighborhood streets. The parks, trails, and facilities crew consists of 10 people who worked rotating shifts totaling 386 staff hours.
For more information and a map of the snow routes, visit www.firestoneco.gov/snow.