Wednesday, November 30, 2011
On November 2, Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett gave the welcoming remarks at the Department of Transportation’s (MCDOT) snow summit, an annual event to assess the preparedness of the County’s snow plans and fleet.
This year, MCDOT discussed, what it believes to be, its first-in-the-nation navigation system that uses conventional off-the-shelf technology programmed in-house to boost efficiency for drivers and contractors. MCDOT also described its improved approach to ensure adequate snow removal resources are available to respond to winter storms.
The following day, Montgomery County conducted a winter storm emergency preparedness exercise that involved departments and agencies throughout the County. Staff simulated handling a 20-inch snow storm that caused power outages to 300,000 households.
During the exercise, MCDOT tested the preparedness of the County’s snow plans and fleet. Snow plow operators ran their snow routes on the nearly 5,000 lane miles of County-maintained roads.
Go to the County’s website for more information about snow removal and to view the County’s interactive snow map that indicates the status of plowing operations during snow storms.
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