The County of Warren

Shenandoah Farms Sanitary District

2010-2011 Snow Removal Policy

 

MOBILIZATION LEVELS

Ice Event (sleet, freezing rain)

  • Application of abrasives to icy hills and turns. Primary abrasive application will be performed by sanitary district vehicle, use of contract equipment for application may be needed depending upon severity of icing. Contract equipment with abrasive application capability needs to be alert and ready for possible call out.

 

Minor Snow Event (forecast 4” or less)

  • Snow removal on an as needed basis. Ice control after snow event. Primary snow removal and abrasive application will be performed by sanitary district vehicle, use of contract equipment for snow removal may be needed depending upon severity of storm. Contract equipment needs to be alert and ready for possible call out if snowfall amounts increase.

 

Snow Event (forecast 4”-18”)

  • Snow removal to be performed by contract equipment with assistance from sanitary district vehicle. Primary snow equipment needs to be alert and available prior to snowfall. Plowing operations will commence on primary (main loop) roads after 4” accumulation. At anytime during or after event the primary roads are plowed and passable attention will be turned to secondary roads. Primary roads will take priority.
  • Each piece of equipment will have an assigned area they are to perform snow removal operations on until completion. In the event a piece of equipment is unable to perform operations, equipment from an adjoining assigned area and sanitary district vehicle may assist.
  • Upon completion of snow removal operations, ice control applications will commence. Primary abrasive application will be performed by sanitary district vehicle, use of contract equipment for application may be needed depending upon severity of icing.
  • Heavy contract equipment (track loaders and dozers) needs to be alert and ready for possible call out if snowfall amounts increase.

 

 Major Snow Event (18” +)

  • In initial phases of storm snow removal is to be performed by contract equipment with assistance from sanitary district vehicle. Primary snow equipment needs to be alert and available prior to snowfall. Plowing operations will commence on primary (main loop) roads after 4” accumulation, at anytime during or after event the primary roads are plowed and passable, attention will be turned to secondary roads. Primary roads will take priority.
  • Heavy equipment will be called in prior to storm and staged throughout sanitary district and ready to begin snow removal operations. Once the limit of the capabilities of primary snow removal equipment has been reached, heavy equipment will commence snow removal operations. Primary snow removal equipment will assist heavy equipment in clean up.
  • Each piece of equipment will have an assigned area they are to perform snow removal operations on until completion. In the event a piece of equipment is unable to perform operations equipment from an adjoining assigned area and sanitary district vehicle may assist.
  • Upon completion of snow removal operations, ice control applications will commence. Primary abrasive application will be performed by sanitary district vehicle, use of contract equipment for application may be needed depending upon severity of icing.

Contact

  info (@) warrencountyva.net
  540.636.4600
  540.636.6066
  220 N. Commerce Avenue
     Front Royal, VA 22630

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