Sanding Procedures

Overview
Maintaining traction is the key to safe traffic flow during the winter months. With temperatures continually fluctuating, causing melting and freezing conditions, sanding is a vital part of our winter operation. Deicing material is mixed with sand to keep the sand from freezing.

Locations
During a storm, sanders are out on the streets 24-hours a day sanding designated:
  • Intersections
  • School crosswalks
  • Curves
  • Bridges
  • Hills
Street Sweeping
When the snow melts, the streets are left with visible sand. The City sweepers sweep intersections and roadways as weather conditions allow, with the final clean up taking place in early spring.