Before a Storm
Public Works Department trucks are prepared with snow plows and sand and salt spreaders depending on the weather forecast and current conditions. When snow and ice are predicted for Holly Springs, Public Works crews are sent out before the storm to pretreat roadways.
During a Storm
After snow starts accumulating, crews begin full-scale operation. Major roads get top priority and are cleared first. The primary goal is to keep the large thoroughfares passable for emergency vehicle access and public safety,
After a Storm
Please be aware that even after the snow has stopped falling, crews may need several hours to complete snow removal on the Town’s most heavily traveled arteries. Once major thoroughfares are cleared, plows proceed into neighborhoods, focusing on main roads and streets within subdivisions. Side streets and cul-de-sacs come last. Streets with vehicles parked on both sides will be bypassed by plows until the streets are clear of vehicles.
Crews operating up to ten trucks simultaneously tackle designated zones within the Town – the same zones as yard waste collection (see image, below). This approach of treating zones is intended to help residents understand the Town's progress toward completing snow removal activity.
Cul-de-sacs and dead-end streets with steep inclines may be bypassed by snowplows; these areas are extremely slick and difficult to navigate, and the risk of damage to property is high. Garbage and recycling trucks face the same challenges in these areas. Large vehicles are heavy and may become stuck or have difficulty stopping and steering. Until cul-de-sacs and dead-end streets can be safely traveled, a delay in waste collection may be experienced.