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Snow Facts 2018 to 2019

Baltimore County Launches Online Snow Route Status Map

The public can now use this new tool for real time Snow Route Status.

The following information is seasonal data related to winter storm operations and costs. The data will be updated annually.

  • Snow and ice removal on 2,709.70 miles of roadway equals 6,774.25 lane miles. Ten percent of these roads are considered priority one roadways
  • 8,823 roadways in our inventory
  • 164 snow routes with each route having 50 to 60 roads
  • 529 trucks and equipment with 554 personnel working from 11 locations
  • Drivers follow specific routes with no special lists and no preferred customers
  • Four to six hours for salting
  • 18 to 24 hours for plowing
  • Roads are cleared in this order: collector and arterials, then development subdivisions
  • 91,600 ton salt storage capacity at 17 sites
  • Salt costs: $59.90 per ton
  • Snow emergency plan:
    • All vehicles on road must have all-weather tires or chains
    • Parking is prohibited on snow emergency routes
  • $9,022,032 has been budgeted for snow removal in 2018 to 2019
Revised March 7, 2019         


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