A fully loaded snowplow truck with sand and salt weighs between 30,000 and 56,000 pounds
The same table salt we use on food is used to melt snow and ice
Approximately 6500 tons of salt and sand were used on city streets during the 2006-07 winter season Approximately 135 miles of roadway, over 200 cul-de-sacs, 30 miles of sidewalks and seven city parking lots are plowed with each snowfall over 4 inches
The city has seven snow removal routes. Main thoroughfares that link state and/or county roads together have priority in snow removal / sanding to permit access by emergency vehicles and life support services
A minimum three-foot clear space around the circumference of a fire hydrant will reduce the time it takes firefighters to hook up hoses if a fire occurs in your neighborhood
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