Montgomery County Crews Ready for Snow at Salt Barn (PHOTOS & VIDEOS)

Montgomery County Department of Transportation (DOT) Division of Highway Services crews are preparing for the snow at the Salt Barn off Crabbs Branch Way and Shady Grove Road.

As of 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 16,  officials said they are fully mobilized for four to eight inches of snow. According to a note posted on the County’s website, DOT crews are in position to treat roads when necessary.  Take a look:

This is the largest Salt Barn on the east coast of the United States and when it snows, 200 employees with 175 pieces of equipment spring into action.

Here’s a snapshot of the County’s snow response plan:

  • When snow begins to cover roads, salt crews spread salt on all main County roads and emergency routes.
  • When snow accumulates to three inches, plowing and salting crews continue to clear all main County roads and emergency routes.
  • Once the snow stops, crews begin plowing neighborhood roads.
  • Crews complete plow routes and spread abrasives on hills, at intersections and on roads around schools.

Find out more about the County’s snow emergency plans online, here.

  • Trucks  Salt Barn on Crabbs Branch Way 2
  • Trucks  Salt Barn on Crabbs Branch Way
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