Wednesday, October 28, 2015

MCDOT Prepares for Winter Storm Season with Mock Snow Day and Snow Summit; Leggett to Attend Snow Summit

On Wednesday, November 4, the Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT), Division of Highway Services will conduct an all-day exercise to test the preparedness of the County’s snow plans and fleet. Snow plow operators will run snow routes on more than 5,200 lane miles of County-maintained roads. Staff will handle a simulated six-inch snow storm.

The next day, Thursday, November 5, MCDOT will hold its annual Snow Summit and Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett will address officials from all County agencies with snow removal responsibilities. The summit is an opportunity to assess the County’s readiness for winter storms and discuss new initiatives. MCDOT chiefs from the Transit Services, Parking Management, Traffic Engineering and Operations and Highway Services divisions will discuss how they prepare for snow and winter storms.

At the FY14 Snow Summit, Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett thanked staff and contractors for their dedication and commitment to keeping the county's road network clear during snow storms.