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Cary’s A-Team Assembles for Annual Snow Rodeo

Post Date:10/18/2019 9:22 AM
  • Cary’s annual winter weather exercise brings together the A-Team to freshen up on best practices for inclement winter weather.
  • Brining trucks are being recalibrated and tested, and will begin spraying water on streets Tuesday, October 21. Drivers can expect to see plows driving routes on Friday, October 25 from 8 a.m. until noon.
  • Take time now to prepare, including signing up at www.ReadyWake.com and following the Town of Cary on social media to receive real-time notification from Cary Town government.

Full Release

Cary, NC – As the temps begin to fall, the Town of Cary’s A-team is “getting their motors running and heading on the highway” during the annual Snow Rodeo. Brining trucks are being recalibrated and tested, spraying water on streets beginning Tuesday, Oct. 21; citizens could see brining on Oct. 22 and 23. Drivers can expect to see plows re-familiarizing themselves with equipment and routes on Friday, Oct. 25 from 8 a.m. until noon. Inside, staff will review snow removal procedures and practice safe driving maneuvers to ensure familiarity and safety. At Snow Command, all employees will participate in several classroom exercises: chainsaw safety, vehicle safety, echelon plowing techniques and safe driving tips.

In real winter weather emergencies, the Town’s brine trucks are out 18-24 hours in advance of predicted weather to pretreat streets in an effort to prevent frozen precipitation from sticking. The Town does not clear private parking lots, including those in apartment and condominium communities or at businesses and commercial centers. This year’s winter storm inventory includes 87 pieces of equipment – 58 plows and 29 spreaders – along with 3,700 tons of salt. There are 787 linear miles of streets in Cary, 549 of which are in subdivisions.

Take time now to ensure your home is prepared for adverse winter weather. Learn how to use your home’s master water shut off valve in the event of frozen/broken utility pipes. Review the NC Highway Patrol’s tips for driving in winter weather. Additionally, citizens in both Wake and the Chatham County portion of Cary are encouraged to visit www.ReadyWake.com to elect to receive real-time notifications from Cary Town government.

**Media Note: Please join us anytime Friday, Oct. 25. We activate Snow Command at 7 a.m. at the Garmon Operations Center, 400 James Jackson Avenue. Training seminars will be held at the same location in 30-minute intervals from 7:30 a.m. until 12 p.m.

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Primary Contacts

Scott Hecht, Public Works Director, (919) 469-4093
Jennifer Warner, Senior Marketing Manager, (919) 462-3960

Resources

Ready Cary: Cold Weather Preparedness
Driving in Winter Weather
Garmon Operations Center
Town of Cary on Facebook
Town of Cary on Twitter

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