Town Administrator December 2, 2019Snow Event
On Tuesday night the Public Works and Parks departments responded to mother nature's challenge. They continued on, as did the more than twelve inches of accumulation, into the evening of Wednesday the 28th. Efforts were focused initially on arterial streets followed by collector streets per Erie's snow removal procedures.
Public works mobilized again on the 29th to take advantage of the warmer temperatures. Throughout the event, streets were cleared on a case-by-case basis for special needs (persons with disabilities), severe circumstances, or at the request of first responders.
Other considerations for this event's snow removal were:
- Operational and environmental impacts of plowing and spreading deicing material on the almost 250 miles of neighborhood streets
- Upfront capital and on-going staffing cost to maintain the capability to plow all streets in Town for relatively infrequent major storms
- Impact that plowing has on residents who have already shoveled their driveways and sidewalks.
For more information about this event, and our dedication to keeping Erie's streets passable and safe see the letter from our Director of Public Works, Todd Fessenden as well as the map of Erie snow routes.