With the weather forecast predicting rain and snow tonight into tomorrow morning, the Public Works Department is prepped and ready to respond. Currently, the Public Works Department has 10 plow trucks and approximately 3,000 tons of salt on hand to treat, and clear city streets and manage any accumulation.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recommends motorists follow these steps when driving in snow or ice conditions:
- Keep your windows clear
- Before driving your vehicle, clean snow, ice or dirt from the windows, the forward sensors, headlights, tail lights, backup camera and other sensors around the vehicle.
- Slow down
- Drive slowly. It’s harder to control or stop your vehicle on a slick or snow-covered surface.
- On the road, increase your following distance enough so that you’ll have plenty of time to stop for vehicles ahead of you.
- Watch the stops
- When stopping, avoid sudden movements of the steering wheel. Avoid locking of brakes as it will cause a loss of steering and control.
The Public Works Department has a scheduled response to inclement winter weather. For information on this plan visit www.morgantownwv.gov/snowplan.