City of Charleston Snow Removal Plan
A GUIDE TO THE CITY OF CHARLESTON?S SNOW REMOVAL PLAN
HOW WE WORK:
Our crews work around the clock as long as roads are deemed
unsafe for travel. Our department has 15 Full Size Salt Trucks,
3 Small Salt Trucks, 3 Backhoes, and 1 Grader.
The City of Charleston has over 350 miles of streets. Keeping
citizens mobile is our main priority.
HOW YOU CAN HELP:
Removing snow and ice from city streets is our job, but the public
can help out by taking the following steps:
?Removing vehicles from the street, if possible
?Not shoveling snow into the street
?Make sure vehicles are properly equipped for winter driving
?Driving only when absolutely needed in a storm
?Most important, please be patient. And don?t be misled by plow
trucks moving with the plow up or not spreading salt. They may
be going for fuel, salt or repairs.
PRIORITIES FOR SNOW REMOVAL
Our goal is to remove snow and ice as rapidly and efficiently as we can
when bad weather hits. Removal of snow and ice is a dangerous job
and has more incontrollable factors than any other service we provide.
WHAT STREETS GET CLEARED FIRST
? Some roads have priority over other streets to insure the safety
and mobility of the entire community.
? Major arteries and hilly areas are treated first
? Bus routes
? Hospital and school zones
The City of Charleston has several roads within the city limits
that belong to the State of West Virginia and therefore falls
under The State?s responsibility to maintain.
Some of those are listed below:
Washington Street East and West including Bridges
Kanawha Blvd from State Capitol East
Patrick Street including Bridge
7th Ave from Patrick St west
1300 Block Louden Hieghts
35th and 37th Street Bridge