Snow and ice control consists of applying a melting agent (salt or Ice Slicer) to the streets during and after a snowstorm. If the snow depth exceeds 3 inches or if drifting occurs, the arterial and collector streets will be plowed. Should it become necessary, snow will be windrowed to the center of the street and removed.
The Benefits of Ice Slicer
In all, the Street Division will use about 600-800 tons of Ice Slicer in the winter. After testing Ice Slicer, the Street Division has made the decision to use Ice Slicer exclusively. Little or no sweeping is required after the Ice Slicer has melted the snow (unlike when a sand / salt mixture is used).
Under some conditions, ice may form in the gutters where trees and buildings provide shade. Ice buildup is removed when it begins to interfere with traffic and drainage. Residential streets are plowed when they are determined to be impassable.