After a rough winter, public works is looking into how it handles heavy snow on the roads.
Good evening. I’m Lauren Kalberer.
And I’m Chad Mira, thanks for joining us for KX News at 6.
We had tons of snow that filled the streets of our cities this winter.
In Minot, there were complaints about the snow removal plan.
Alexus Arthur joins us now live in Minot with more.
Public Works did an internal and external review of the current snow removal plan.
During the internal review they compared notes with other cities in North Dakota, South Dakota, and Montana.
They noticed that Minot’s plan matches very close to those other cities with exception of Missoula, Montana, who actually have intentions of implementing our plan.
With more than twelve-hundred lanes to clean, the city has decided to clear the high traffic roadways and emergency routes first and then progress to the lower traffic residential areas.
The external review showed that the city has eight blades and 3 truck plows that cover one-hundred and nine miles per unit causing it to take 72 to 96 hours to clear.
“If you have more people and more equipment you can cover more miles in a day and you can get to areas quicker, you know so those are some things that we’re going to look at you know budget wise.” said Jason Sorenson.
The plan for the future, is to keep our plan and see if there is room in the budget to get more equipment and employees.