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Anchorage Snow Removal Report March 29, 2012

Current Status:
No additional snow has fallen in the past 24 hours. Residential plowing will continue in various areas of town where necessary. The plowing is not following a Plow Plan A or B. Snow hauling operations in residential areas will continue along with blowback and other push back operations in preparation of spring break up. Additionally crews are clearing snow from drainage structures and using steam boilers to thaw frozen storm drain systems in preparation of break up. Pothole patching crews are also working both day and night shift. Crews are continuing to work a 5-10s schedule both day and night shifts.

Today’s operations:
10 graders are plowing area wide residential streets.
Number of snow hauling dump trucks at work: 26 trucks

Hauling operations:
Various areas in South Anchorage clearing drainage structures.
Various areas in East Anchorage Muldoon area clearing drainage structures.

Alleys being cleared:
South of DeBarr Rd/ East of Airport Heights Blvd.
Grand View Subdivision.

3 blowback crews area wide

This year’s snow fall, Oct 2011 to March 15, 2012: 129.4”
Average winter snow fall, (Oct – April): 69.5”
Record winter snowfall (1954-1955): 132.6”

Budget expended on snow removal this winter (Oct 2011 to Mar 23, 2012): $11,931,903.*
Budget expended on snow removal from (Oct 2010 to Mar 23, 2011): $8,168,272.

*Please note this only reflects payroll through 3-11-12. Contractual services (snow hauling trucks) costs are current to 3-23-12. It is also important to remember many large roads, such as Debarr, Muldoon, Tudor, Minnesota, and the main roads on the hillside are State owned and maintained.

Safety issues such as sanding, or emergency vehicle access can be called into the Street Maintenance Dispatch Hotline: 343-8277
Or if it is one of those large state roads, call the state hotline: 338-1466.

Background information:

Snow Plow Plan Map: http://www.muni.org/Departments/works/operations/streets/Documents/PlowPlan36x36-Units.pdf

Track Plow out progress on this map, updated at the end of each shift: http://munimaps.muni.org/website/streetmaint/sweeping/viewer.htm

State & MOA owned roads map: http://www.muni.org/Departments/works/operations/streets/Documents/StateMOAMaintainedRoads2011.pdf

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