City’s snow removal protocol questioned

CITY CREWS were busy after a March 15 snowstorm that dumped more than 3 inches of heavy, wet snow on Tracy and the surrounding area. Tracy Area Headlight Herald file photo

By Per Peterson

Is there a better way to plow the city’s streets after a snowfall?

During his presentation to the Tracy City Council on Monday, Tracy Public Works Director Shane Daniels was asked by a council member why the snowplow crew couldn’t open every street in town, at least partially, before totally clearing others.

Council member George Landuyt stated that after the last snow storm, the Front St. area and that end of town hadn’t been plowed as of 3:30 p.m. that day. He said even alleys were cleared in parts of town, while other areas weren’t touched by plows.

“Can’t we get around and open everybody up, and then finish (all the other roads)?” Landuyt asked. “Just get around and get everybody open.”

To that, Daniels said that it takes about eight hours to get all the town’s streets cleared.

See this week’s Headlight Herald for more on this article.