OK, I admit it, I'm not super happy about this road clearing plan and how it affects me...because that's what's important, how everything affects M-E. But hey at least they do have a plan right?

ACHD is now and will continue to plow and treat all ACHD priority routes: arterial (big) roads/collectors (mid-size) roads, and major Intersections, overpasses and bridges, areas around hospitals/fire stations, railroad crossings, areas around schools, and streets with grades of 6 percent or more.

  • Our goal is to complete treatment within 24 hours after the end of the storm event – although our full fleet of snow removal equipment is out now and has been since 2 a.m Tuesday.
  • We expect to complete plowing and other treatment by 11 p.m. Thursday, January 5th
  1. Next, ACHD will plow and treat all school bus priority routes
  • Beginning at 11 p.m. Thursday, January 5th
  • Estimate to complete work is 12 hours – 11 a.m., Friday, January 6th
  1. Next, ACHD will plow priority routes – those streets connecting to smaller neighborhood streets – within residential areas.
    •    Beginning at 11 a.m. Friday, January 6th
    •    Estimate to complete work is 24-48 hoursThe National Weather Service reported over a foot of snow on the ground at its office. With snow continuing to fall, meteorologists expect a 31-year-old record to be broken. (That did happen by the way)In response, ACHD has fielded its entire fleet of 58 pieces of equipment, which includes:
  • 37 plow trucks
  • 5 road graders
  • 14 anti-icing units
  • 2 loaders
  • In addition, ACHD has contracted 6 private road graders and will have another two contracted graders plowing streets by this afternoon.

While ACHD is doing all that it can to maintain drivability on local streets, we join law enforcement in asking motorists to slow down, leave more follow distance between your vehicle and other traffic and expect it to take longer to get to destinations.