Proper winter storm response to address snow and ice depends upon a variety of variables - pavement temperature, precipitation, forecast, and other factors play into the highway department's decisions around when to pretreat, salt, scrape, or even sand. Although much focus has been placed on the environmental risks and impacts from over application of road salt (chloride) and the effects of sand (silica) in recent years, in this session we'll focus on the improved options in the snowfighters' toolbox - technology, ice-fighting materials, and practices- that road agencies can employ to efficiently and effectively respond to snow and ice, to clear your communities' roads with awareness and sensitivity to the environment.
If you'd like to know more about how public works snow and ice-fighting practices are evolving to protect groundwater and waterways, while keeping roads safe through winter's harsh elements, join us!
Topics addressed will include:
- How salt does- and doesn't - work
- Why sand should be the last-ditch effort
- Materials for anti-icing and deicing
- When to apply- and how much to apply
- Technologies to support efficient and data-driven winter response
- Impacts to municipal resources - from labor resources to fiscal resources - how can public highway agencies make winter resources go further.
This workshop will prepare municipal administrators, elected officials, and municipal conservation commissions to partner with and support their local highway team in improving winter operations programs.
This course is open to municipal public works, municipal elected and government officials including selectboard and administrators, local conservation commission members, and state DOT only. Light breakfast refreshments and coffee will be served.
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