Friday, November 28, 2014

City of Helena Streets Plan for Weekend Storm

From: Superintendent of City of Helena Streets Department; Forwarded to Helena City Commission by City Manager
Date: November 28, 2014 at 8:53:24 AM MST

Subject: Weekend Storm


November 28th 2014
As of Friday morning November 28th the City Street crew is mostly sanding areas of ice left from the past storm and the high Thanksgiving Day temperatures that melted most of the snow.  We did have a crew of five (5) operators in for a full shift on Thanksgiving Day for the holiday travelers and in preparation for Black Friday.

In anticipation of the predicted snow storm expected to begin sometime around 4:00 am on Saturday morning  November 29th the City Street Division will operate with the following Snow Plow Plan:

This storm is predicted to have winds, very cold temperatures and snow accumulations up to five inches by Sunday morning.  Along with shopping and holiday traffic there is a Carroll College playoff football game beginning at 12:00 noon on Saturday.

We will have five operators scheduled to come to work Saturday morning and be available to work a 10 hour shift.  This effort will get travelers around town for the day and we can help traffic in and around the College.

Our “On Call” operator will be available for the weekend and on Sunday we will again have a small crew available to plow and sand depending upon the results of the storm on Saturday. We will monitor the situation through the weekend and make the appropriate response on Monday morning.  We have two operators scheduled to start shift at 4:00 am on Monday and they have authority to call other operators in if needed.

If anyone has any questions or concerns during regular working hours please call the Street Division at 447-1566. During off hours, holidays or weekends call the nonemergency dispatch number 442-3233.