Snow Cleanup by the Numbers

Information reprinted with permission of the Courier Times, local newspaper New Castle, Indiana www.thecouriertimes.com

Snow cleanup, by the numbers

Posted: Wednesday, January 13, 2016 12:00 am

New Castle Street Department

Miles of road to plow: 90-100 miles

Number of trucks Available: 7

Amount of salt ordered this year: 600 tons

Number of Employees: 16

Shifts worked: 8 hours normally, with recent increased hours due to adverse weather conditions.

Street Commissioner Kimble Baker: “We are just trying to keep the roads clean.”

Director of Public Works Dave Barker: “We ask that people be patient.”

Henry County Highway Department

Miles of road to plow: 802 miles

Number of truck available: 20

Amount of salt ordered this year: 1,200 tons of salt, to be mixed with 3,600 tons of sand for a 3:1 ratio.

Number of Employees: 25

Shifts worked: 8 hours normally, but 12-14 hours over the last couple of days.

Highway Department Administrator Joe Wiley: “We’ve been able to plow everything. We don’t have any significant drifting. We will continue to plow again. The blowing and drifting is causing the rural roads to present a problem. We’ve been trying to get through them as fast as we can with poor visibility.”