Snow Response Rehearsal Continues

Today the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) continued its dress rehearsal of its aggressive new snow-fighting plan by deploying its snow response fleet on city streets. At approximately 4:00 a.m. this morning, more than 20 trucks equipped with snow plows rolled out of SDOT yards to follow the prescribed sequence and turns for each snow route, confirming that each route is well defined and the time allotted is appropriate.    

SDOT Flusher Truck out Rehearsing Snow Plan

SDOT Flusher Truck out Rehearsing Snow Plan

During today’s exercise, managers used the new GPS tracking system to follow the vehicles’ progress, operate traffic cameras to “monitor storm conditions,” and use temperature and humidity devices to help determine what materials and usage rates are needed during an actual storm. Additional information about the new snow and ice response plan can be found online at http://www.seattle.gov/Transportation/winterweather.htm.  

SDOT Tanker Truck Preparing for Snow Rehearsal

SDOT Tanker Truck Preparing for Snow Rehearsal