Tuesday, January 11, 2011

DeKalb Has a Total of Two Snow Plows, Eight Sand Trucks

"DeKalb County crews will come in at 6 p.m. too, said Burke Brennan, county spokesman, and the county has affixed plow attachments to two trucks . Four of its eight trucks that spread sand and salt will also have equipment needed to cut trees. Once the storm starts, the crews will start working 12-hour shifts, on a 24-hour cycle, until the roads are OK, Brennan said."

So, if you were wondering whether your street will be plowed or sanded during this snow storm, the answer is “probably not.” Hunker down kiddos!

From Decatur-Metro

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

lol last night the trucks kept getting stuck...

TiQavious from Tucker said...

I'm sure lil Vernon has a "consultant" that works for a snowplow/sand truck company that will give the citizens of Dekalb a really good deal on some new trucks.

Anonymous said...

And if they had 50 plows and 500 trucks, we would complain about how much DeKalb overspends. That's a no-win topic.

Anonymous said...

I saw one of the plow trucks, and it wasn't plowing. Not really sure what it was doing except driving around.

Anonymous said...

So...."What else is new" That is not surprising. Beside that, it takes workers to use this equipment to clear the highways. If these sand trucks are anything like the Roads & Drainage Department of the county, then if we need them to clear any roads in Dekalb County, we better look for these workers at all of the Quik Trips and/or hiding behind the rears of shopping centers.

The Roads & Drainage bunch are anything but hard workers as past photos of them sleeping in their trucks in the middle of the day at QT's.

We taxpayers will wait and see if the snow and ice gets removed or let it melt naturally.

Anonymous said...

As I drove from work this morning and crossed the county line from Dekalb to Gwinnett, it was obvious the roads were maintained much better, then I looked at their website. 15 plows and 20 sand trucks. Then again, why plow the roads in DeKalb??? its not like the citizens have anywhere to go in the morning anyways, and we know the county doesnt care about its employees. Shit we dont care about the citizens anyways, we only care about them enough to write tickets to

Anonymous said...

You better hope you live on the CEO or a commissioner's street!

Anonymous said...

Someone needs to tell the guys in DeKalb that the plow should be in front of the salt truck, not following it! No wonder the roads are still icy!

Anonymous said...

Obviously you did not drive in Gwinnett because Hwy 78 was terrible. A main access route. Dont say its the states responsibility Major Reed knock that theory out. Its the dog DeKalb blog but still not credible info. DeKalbs Major access routes were great

Anonymous said...

Anonymous January 11, 2011 5:32 PM. I agree with you.

Anonymous said...

Not only does Dekalb County have two snow plows and eight sand trucks, but Dekalb County also has a large bunch blowhards in the CEO's office who do not know which way is up.

The CEO states that Dekalb doesn't need snow plows and or any snow removing equipment because Dekalb rarely gets any snow.

So, in answer to the CEO's statement regarding snow plows or snow equipment, give everyone in his office a shovel and start shoveling when the next snow storm comes, and let see how far they get before they cry for snow equipment.

That will shut him up for a while.

Anonymous said...

Here's a question:

How much money did DeKalb County spend purchasing the "Code Red" alert system for it's citizens and why wasn't it used in this emergency!!

You may recall that Code Red is the system you can access through DeKalb County website and sign up for email and phone alerts for critical/emergency communications. Despite being signed up, I received no such call or email about conditions in DeKalb County. Did this storm not qualify?

During the worst of it, I DID receive an auto-phone call that an in-home community budget gathering by CEO Ellis was being cancelled.

Guess it's all about priorities.

Anonymous said...

Did you not know a storm was coming? Code Red is for emergencies but what exactly would you want them to tell you that channel 2,5,11 was preaching for 3 days prior?.Please don't use code red to call my phone to tell me the roads are icy when I can look out my window and see.

montieth said...

A few more plows for trucks would be handy. Snow/ice chains for the trucks it does have ANd for the earth moving equipment would be very handy. Just having trucks and utility vehicles able to get to places to do some work would be very useful.

Water and Sanitation, Roads and Drainage and other units have earth moving equipment that could have been useful. Even bobcats and small excavators could work on some critical areas. Hospital's first I'd say.

More over, chains can be acquired to give that earth moving equipment extra traction in the ice and they'd be worth their weight in moving snow and ice, especially in critical areas around intersections and getting bridges de-iced.

I was able to get around in my Army 6x6 with chains on the front and rear axles no problem. Slow and stead got me through any and all the ice. I even yanked one MARTA bus out of the street on Clairmont with the truck on the ice Sunday. Two others had drivers decline.