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Who Plows Your Roads? #4602791
12/13/17 06:50 PM
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Warstud Offline OP
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Around here the County Road Commission plows our roads. Are these the same guys that fill in pot holes and replace guard rails? If so....what other jobs do they do in the summer? While were on the subject...what other jobs do they do in the winter?

Re: Who Plows Your Roads? [Re: Warstud] #4602804
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NY, USA, etc.
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The town. Email them and ask, prob varies by area and type of road.

Re: Who Plows Your Roads? [Re: Warstud] #4602805
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Here in NJ, we have Interstate roads, state roads, county roads, and local roads. Each has a different crew that does the plowing. The NJ Turnpike is usually the best cleaned in the state. They don't skimp on trucks or salt/sand/brine. That crew works for the turnpike, I assume. Have a friend that drives a heavy truck for the county; he gets called in to plow when it snows. If it's really bad snow, they'll outfit garbage truck with plows and send them out to clear snow. They plow my residential street with a pickup truck.


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Re: Who Plows Your Roads? [Re: Warstud] #4602811
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Columbus, Ohio
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Originally Posted By: Warstud
Around here the County Road Commission plows our roads. Are these the same guys that fill in pot holes and replace guard rails? If so....what other jobs do they do in the summer? While were on the subject...what other jobs do they do in the winter?


Around here they also mow grass and run the street sweeper....


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Re: Who Plows Your Roads? [Re: Warstud] #4602856
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A mish-mosh. Numbered state roads are done by the state except sometimes in low speed limit areas there'll be a "DOT Compact- Urban line" sign and then the town takes over. Delivers the treat of inconsistent results.

Our state DOT pays $13.50/ hr and has a 100-point system for smashing innocent bystanding objects. IDK all the details but it sounds like once you get to 100 your career is in need of some counseling. LOL

Re: Who Plows Your Roads? [Re: Warstud] #4602899
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Deplorable in apple valley, ca
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The city will do the main road with their tractor. No other roads are plowed except mine by me.

Last edited by Chris142; 12/13/17 08:55 PM.

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Re: Who Plows Your Roads? [Re: Warstud] #4602905
12/13/17 09:01 PM
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Santa Barbara, CA
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If it ever did snow here the whole city would be screwed. Although I have a few redneck friends that would probably enjoy hooking plows up to tow trucks and rolling coal all over town.


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Re: Who Plows Your Roads? [Re: Warstud] #4602909
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County or the locale rednecks do. Its amazing what a thank you and some Jack Daniels will have people do.


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Re: Who Plows Your Roads? [Re: Warstud] #4602934
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New England
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Town and state.

No need for winter tires the roads are black within hours of storm because the salt and sand they pour in copious amounts.

Re: Who Plows Your Roads? [Re: Warstud] #4602953
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In our small area there is 4 layers:

1. Village (city streets)
2. Township (country roads)
3. County (country highways)
4. State (state highways/interstates)


Life's little problems can be solved with a shovel and silence.
Re: Who Plows Your Roads? [Re: Warstud] #4602975
12/13/17 09:57 PM
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The Canyons
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State and County plow the respective roads. I plow my driveway.

Re: Who Plows Your Roads? [Re: Warstud] #4602982
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Ontario, Canada
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We live in a low property tax area and our roads only get plowed if there is an enormous dumping of snow and even then they remain about 2-4" packed of snow/ice and white in colour all winter.

My folks live on a rural highway and it's cleaned every hour. (Same city).


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Re: Who Plows Your Roads? [Re: Warstud] #4602984
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South Carolina
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I think it's the state that plows the roads here, and they only need to do it once a year, or less. And when they do, they tear up all of the raised reflectors between lanes.


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Re: Who Plows Your Roads? [Re: Warstud] #4603033
12/13/17 11:24 PM
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No one plows our roads shrug

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Re: Who Plows Your Roads? [Re: Warstud] #4603048
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San Antonio, Texas
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