A CANADIAN CITY FIGHTS SNOW AND ICE: DIGGING DEEP

Sault Ste. Marie is an industrial town in Northern Ontario, Canada with a population of 80,000. Winters are harsh, with city crews working day and night to keep roads and highways clear of ice and snow. A typical winter will bring 6 feet (1.8 m) of snow to the area. In addition to the heavy volume of snow, crews must respond to volatile temperature changes. A 52-member crew is responsible for clearing city streets working 8-12 hour shifts. Winter control operations begin with the first snowfall and end in late spring. This article describes Sault Ste. Marie's operations and methods for winter road maintenance including plowing/grading, sanding/salting, and snow and ice removal.

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    Public Works Journal Corporation

    200 South Broad Street
    Ridgewood, NJ  United States  07451
  • Authors:
    • Dunn, M
  • Publication Date: 2000-4

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  • English

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  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 14-17
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  • Accession Number: 00792579
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 11 2000 12:00AM