Salisbury’s roads clear after snow storm

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, January 10, 2017

By Amanda Raymond

SALISBURY – Aside from a few icy patches, Salisbury’s roads were pretty much cleared of snow Monday.

Craig Powers, assistant public services director, said the public services department’s plows ran through the streets a couple of times to clear them of snow from the weekend’s storm.

Powers said there are some icy patches left that workers have been coating with a sand and salt mixture to give vehicle tires more traction.

This year has been better in terms of road cleanup after a snowstorm, Powers said, because temperatures have stayed cold enough to keep the snow from turning to ice. And it’s easier to plow away fluffy snow than hard ice.

Powers said there is still ice on the sides of the road and on medians, and warm daytime temperatures paired with cold nighttime temperatures could lead to black ice.

Two employees in the public services department are working overnight shifts to deal with ice and help emergency personnel.

Limb and trash collection were running Monday, and so was Salisbury Transit, though a bit behind schedule and on adjusted routes.

Contact reporter Amanda Raymond at 704-797-4222.