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Cary’s A-Team Assembles for Annual Snow Rodeo

Post Date:10/15/2020 9:09 AM
  • Cary’s annual winter weather exercise brings together the A-Team to freshen up on best practices and adapt to new changes for inclement winter weather.
  • Brining trucks are being recalibrated and tested, and will begin spraying water on streets Friday, October 16. Drivers can expect to see plows driving routes on Wednesday, October 21 from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m.
  • 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 temperatures begin to fall, the Town of Cary’s A-team is getting their motors running and hitting the streets during the annual Snow Rodeo. Brining trucks are being recalibrated and tested, and will begin spraying water on streets Friday, Oct. 16. Drivers can expect to see plows re-familiarizing themselves with equipment and routes on Wednesday, October 21 from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Staff will review snow removal procedures and practice safe driving maneuvers to ensure familiarity and safety. A large part of this year’s exercise is preparing for a snow event in a COVID-19 environment; social distancing and sanitizing trucks between shifts will be a priority.

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 streets or parking lots, including those in apartment and condominium communities or at businesses and commercial centers. This year’s winter storm inventory includes 94 pieces of equipment – 64 plows and 30 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.

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Primary Contacts

If you have specific questions about Town services or operations, dial 311 anywhere in Cary, (919) 469-4000 outside town limits, or email 311@townofcary.org.

Resources

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

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