12 April 2013 Better Roads
Applications & Innovations
Agency and vari-
ous public works
the Twin Cities area
of the state at the
(APWA) Snow Con-
ference. Her presentation will be from 8 a.m. to 8:50 a.m. on
May 6 in the Junior Ballroom B at the Duke Energy Conven-
tion Center in Cincinnati.
For Part 1 of "Snow and Ice Control: Equipment and
Techniques for Snowﬁ ghters," which covered salt
brine, sustainability and salt brine to help cities crip-
pled by winter weather, see the March 2014 issue of
Better Roads or at read.dmtmag.com/t/27557.
'Behind the Storm – The
Crucial Role of Public Works
in Winter Storm Fighting'
Recent winter storms and blizzards have challenged North
American communities, who may or may not be accus-
tomed to seeing snow and sleet. Check out the APWA
"Behind the Storm –Role of Public Works in Winter Storm
Fighting" FAQ information below to learn more about
how public works provides vital services to cities, counties,
towns, states and provinces during snow and ice storms
and severe winter weather emergencies.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What agencies respond during
winter storm emergencies?
When winter storms occur, the local Public Works Depart-
ments and State/ Provincial Departments of Transportation
(DOTs) in the U.S. and Canada are the primary govern-
ment agencies responsible for snow and ice control. They
must plan and prepare year-round, and anticipate storms
in order to provide safety and mobility on highways,
roads and streets. Snow and ice storms severely disrupt