Jefferson County’s maintenance department provides snow and ice control for all county roads. Snow removal is organized by the following priority system:
Snow Plowing, Sanding and De-Icing
Priority 1 – Major arterial routes
Priority 2 - Secondary and collector arterioles along with hillside residential areas
Priority 3 - Other rural access roads and residential streets
When the roads are plowed the snow must be plowed completely to the curb line to insure mail delivery and to insure the water can reach drains. Trucks providing traction sand usually follow the plows. A liquid deicing solution, and salt product along with sand may be applied to the more heavily traveled arterioles.
- When the roads are plowed the snow must be plowed completely to the curb line to ensure mail delivery and to ensure that water can reach drains. Trucks providing traction sand usually follow plowing.
Snow plows do not plow snow to the center of cul-de-sacs; it blocks access of Emergency Response vehicles.
Jefferson County does not have “boots” or “gates” on snow removal equipment that allow plows to skip over driveway entrances.
Therefore, a continuous berm of snow is left along all roads and across driveways, private roads/lanes and sidewalks.
To assist with the de-icing process sand may be mixed with a salt product or sprayed with a de-icing liquid.
Road Maintenance Fleet
The Road Department has ____ truck plows (_____ include sanders), _____ graders, ______ loaders, and _______ de-icing trucks. Jefferson County crews work in 12-hour shifts around the clock to ensure the entire road system is plowed.