Snow removal in the City of Morgantown will follow much of the same process as previous years. Salt is the main chemical used to treat snow on the roads, although it is not suitable in every situation. Abrasives are also used in the case of low temperatures or traction.
Before it Snows & Accumulation
Prior to a winter weather event, brine is sprayed onto City Streets to reduce the snows ability to stick to the road surface, although it is not suitable in every situation. As snow begins to accumulate on roads, street plowing is performed in a specific order to ensure that emergency services can get into all neighborhoods by main roads. These roads are the top priority, as time and conditions determine, other side roads will be cleared throughout neighborhoods based on the amount of traffic flow on streets.