Flashcards in Snow Removal Deck (26)
Private weather services are not needed for snow and ice control because the information can be obtained from watching the National Weather Service on Television?
Can you be held liable for not salting and or clearing a road?
Can motorists or pedestrians injured traveling ice-slick NJ roads expect to sue the State or the other Government Agencies responsible for road maintenance?
No per the State supreme Court
In a unanimous 6 - 0 decision the State's top court if the hazardous condition was caused solely by the weather then?
The State or Government Agency cannot be held liable
More accidents occur during winter road conditions by automobile drivers then by truck drivers. Why
Truck Drivers are more experienced and professionally trained
What are the average number of dump trucks needed per 100 miles of street?
Avg. Snow Fall of 20 - 50" = 9, Over 50" = 10.4, Under 20" = 6.8
One method of equipment management for snow and ice control operations is?
b) by keeping records of usage during the year
Odometer readings are the best indicator for replacement of the fleet
When hour meter and odometer readings are compared in maintenance operations, trucks used for snow removal accumulate how many times more engine hours than units used in conventional hauling operations?
2 - 1/2 times
What is the most effective and economical deicer?
Salt does not work below what temperature?
What is the acceptable standard of salt usage?
300 - 500 lbs. / lane mile
What % of environmental problems with regard to salt are related to poor storage?
Use of pre-wetted salt results in?
13% reduced bounce, 56% reduced trips and 15 - 30% reduction in salt usage
What should be your minimum storage requirement of salt?
half of your annual salt use
How should you fight every snow storm?
From the bottom up
One of the best ways to fight a snow storm is
a) Salt before too much snow has accumulated
The sensible salting policy is designed to
d) all of the above
help you de-ice
place proper amount of salt on roads under certain conditions
help calibrate the spreader
Establishing a snow and ice control procedure should include
policies like Ordinances and weather Service usage also establish a communication center
How many hours can you work plowing snow and / or salting and sanding?
12 hours maximum
What two purposes does an ordinance serve?
1) Gives the public workable guidelines for vehicular handling
2) Serves as the legal basis for enforcement during emergency conditions
The most efficient and effective way to fight a snow storm is to wait until the storm is over, then plow the road.
How should you fight the storm?
From the bottom up!
Why must independent judgement be used?
Because every aspect of plowing and ice control procedures cannot be addressed
What are two important factors in salting and sanding?
Experience and independent judgement are required in this phase.