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An advisory from the town of Pulaski regarding snow removal

In anticipation of the forecast for significant snow accumulation, we would like to make the citizens of the Town of Pulaski aware of the following change(s) to our normal snow removal procedures.

Due to the harsh snow storms in the northeastern area, the Town of Pulaski along with many other localities have not had our salt orders filled. The larger cities and Departments of Transportation nationwide take priority over municipalities as far as how/when the salt is delivered.

Public Works crews will begin snow removal efforts immediately. However, we will not be putting down salt until the end of the snow fall in an effort to maximize its capabilities and use it in the most efficient manner possible. If we receive the forecasted accumulation, we will be working primarily to keep the main highways open and clear. These streets will include Rt. 11, Rt. 99, E. Main St, Bob White Blvd. and Memorial Drive.

Town crews will continue to remove snow throughout the night as necessary, but the main streets will be our PRIMARY focus during that time. If the accumulation is within normal range, town crews will be dispersed to their individual routes simultaneously. If accumulation is significant, we will not move into secondary and residential areas until Thursday morning or when the snow fall has ended. Again, we will still refrain from putting down salt until the end of the snow storm as we are in very limited supply.

We would like to take this opportunity to suggest that citizens not be on the road unless it is absolutely necessary during this snow fall period. If you must be out, please use caution and keep as much distance as possible between your vehicle and snow removal equipment for the safety of all. Also, if off street parking is available, we ask that you please utilize it in an effort to provide the necessary space for our snow removal equipment to enter/exit streets as safely as possible.

We appreciate your patience and understanding of this issue and apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause to town citizens.

24 Responses to An advisory from the town of Pulaski regarding snow removal

  1. Christopher Smith

    February 13, 2014 at 12:54 am

    In reply to”citizen” @12:50pm. I’m guessing you didn’t actually read the entire article. You might have skipped over the big words. It states “Due to the harsh snow storms in the northeastern area, the Town of Pulaski along with many other localities have not had our salt orders filled. The larger cities and Departments of Transportation nationwide take priority over municipalities as far as how/when the salt is delivered.” What this means is that they ordered the salt, had the money to get it but because this is a small town they did not get the order filled in time. What salt they had ordered and received beforehand had been used to prepare for other “storms”that didn’t really do much. Mother Nature is a cranky old woman so it can be very difficult to actually know how much of something would be needed. Also as they said other towns throughout the country can’t get their orders either. This winter has been horrible for other places in the country. You may not think that there are other places in this country but people like me have actually left that small town and seen other parts of the country and world. Up here in northeastern Maryland we have been getting decent snows for a few weeks. The salt has come in handy for us.
    The Pulaski town council has screwed up in the past but they are doing the best they can with what they have to offer. Unfortunately it is people like you that give this town a bad name. Don’t get me wrong I used to also. Then I learned that there is a lot of history with that town and started to care about it. Maybe you should care about it more and do something about it other than sit and complain about something out of anyone’s control. Stay warm “citizen.”

  2. Darrell Chrisley

    February 13, 2014 at 5:20 am

    I think that if you have never had to deal with clearing the roads yourself you should keep your opinions to yourself. If you do feel the need to comment don’t be ashamed to put your name on it.