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.