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City conducts dry snow run training on October 31, and November 1 and 4

Post Date:10/24/2019 11:25 am

In preparation of the upcoming winter season, the City’s Public Works Department will be conducting its annual ‘Snow School’ training on Oct. 31, Nov. 1, and Nov. 4. On those days, Shoreline residents may see fully loaded snow plow trucks driving throughout the city.

Small groups of employees will cycle through classroom and hands-on exercises each day. The training provides an opportunity for snow plow drivers and support personnel to review procedures; inspect and test all the equipment; and then take to the streets to practice driving the established snow plow routes.

“This training is invaluable in helping our drivers operate the snow plows safely in harsh weather conditions,” said Public Works Superintendent David Labelle. “It is especially helpful for our less experienced drivers who when partnered with our more experienced drivers’ can learn the ins and outs of a given snow route, which obstacles to watch out for and getting more behind-the-wheel time before a storm occurs. The better our plow drivers know these routes, the safer and more efficient they will be, and the better prepared we will be as a City when an actual snow storm does occur.”

The City is equipped with six trucks fully outfitted with plows and spreaders dedicated to snow removal and ice control. Approximately 6,000 gallons of liquid calcium chloride and 150 tons of rock salt is stocked and ready to aid snow and ice removal efforts.

For more information on the snow and ice program or to see our primary and secondary plow routes, go to shorelinewa.gov/stormready.

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