WINTER OPERATIONS - Monday, March 3, 2014, 3:30 AM


Monday, March 3, 2014, 3:30 AM

The National Weather Service forecast is:

Rest Of Tonight: Cloudy with snow likely. Total snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches. Lows 10 to 15. Northeast winds around 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. Chance of snow 70 percent. Wind chill as low as 5 below.

Monday: Mostly cloudy in the morning...then becoming partly cloudy. Highs around 20. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph in the morning. Wind chill as low as 5 below.

Monday Night: Mostly clear in the evening...then becoming partly cloudy. Lows 0 to 5 above. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Wind chill as low as 5 below.

Winter Operations:

As snow continues to fall, crews are fighting to clear primary streets and to keep them clear. In some areas, crews are using the salt/sand mixture to stretch salt supplies. Crews are plowing and treating streets but snowfall is continuing to recover streets.

Making primary roads as clear and passable as possible for the morning commute is the crews' first priority.  However, crews are seeing only temporary success on primary roads before they are quickly covered again with new snow.

Morning travel will be difficult at best. Many streets remain unplowed. Streets that have been plowed and treated are covering over with new snow.

Motorists should use extreme caution if traveling this morning.  

Quick Facts:

The City currently has approximately 47 trucks working to clear City streets.

The City started this event with 2700 tons of salt on hand.