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Posted on: December 20, 2016

DPW trucks are ready for first snow fall

The City of Taylor recently welcomed a new fleet of DPW heavy-duty trucks, just in time for that what should be the first heavy snowfall of the year in Taylor.

With between 6 and 10 inches of snow predicted to hit the southeastern Michigan area tomorrow (December 11), Mayor Rick Sollars is reminding residents to keep their vehicles off the streets so that the City's snow-plowing trucks can do their jobs.

The National Weather Service is predicting a cloudy day today (December 10), followed by snowfall. The snow will increase during the day tomorrow (Sunday, December 10) with three inches predicted during the daytime hours in Taylor. Another three inches is predicted during the evening and night, with six inches predicted by Monday morning drive time.

"We want to put this warning out there, so that residents prepare themselves for the possibility of heavy storm," he said.

If you park on a residential street or thoroughfare in Taylor, you should avoid parking your car on the street on December 10.

What should residents expect when a heavy snowfall hits?

In the City of Taylor, Department of Public Works employees are going to work at the first sign of trouble. But despite a concentrated, dedicated DPW crew and a new fleet of heavy duty trucks, they are not going to clear every thoroughfare immediately.

During a snowfall, the DPW clears and salts street in the following manner:

Major city streets come first. Depending on the snowfall, the DPW may have to circle back several times to keep major thoroughfares clear and safe.

Bus routes and secondary streets are second on the list.

After the majors and secondary thoroughfares are clear, the crew focuses on residential streets. Where do they start? They pick up on the trash route of that particular day of the week and continue in rotation until all of the streets are clear.

It is also in the interest of the residents of the city to use common sense when it comes to all Michigan's heavy snowfalls. If you hear an advanced weather report (like the ones being posted right now) calling for heavy snow on a certain day, don't wait for a snow emergency to be called -- take action yourself. Keep your vehicle off the street and monitor local media outlets and the City's Website for up-to-date information.

If you are plowing your own prop

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