Tuesday, February 09, 2010

County Snow Clearing Status

Here are four screenshots of Montgomery County's snow clearing status starting yesterday morning. Areas in white are not yet started, areas in pink are in progress and areas in blue are completed.

Monday, February 8, 8:37 AM

Monday, February 8, 8:38 PM

Tuesday, February 9, 9:57 AM

Tuesday, February 9, 7:58 PM

At 7 PM tonight, the County Executive released this statement on snow plowing:

Winter Storm Update from County Executive Ike Leggett

7 PM Tuesday, February 9

Montgomery County continues its work to deal with last weekend’s record 30-inch snowfall, tens of thousands of power outages, and hundreds of downed trees – and to address the storm now underway, which could deposit another 10-20 inches on us.

Here’s an update:

* 900 pieces of equipment on the streets – up from 500 pieces used in previous storms.

* Our County road crews and contractors have completed the initial plowing of the 4,128 lane miles of neighborhood residential streets. We are taking a look at “missed street” reports and double-checking that all streets have received service. Any missed streets will receive a plow as soon as possible.

* Approximately 5,900 homes are still without power. We are working closely with PEPCO to make sure that power is restored to these residents as quickly as possible, and we are committed to continuing this support as the new storm moves in and additional outages are possible.

* For residents currently affected by power outages, a shelter remains open at Richard Montgomery High School in Rockville. The County opened two additional shelters today – one in Silver Spring at the Gwendolyn Coffield Community Center, 2450 Lyttonsville Road, and another in Germantown at Seneca Valley High School, 19401 Crystal Rock Drive -- to accommodate any residents who lose power during the new storm.

* Once the new snow starts to accumulate, the County’s Snow Operations Center will gear up to send plows back to primary streets as soon as the new snow starts. Plows will begin clearing primary and arterial roads, then secondary roads, and then the 4,128 miles of neighborhood roads.