The City of Livingston Public Works Department sends out our sanding crew when we receive 1" to 4" of snow or receive a request from the Police Department. After 4" of snow accumulation we plow our Primary Snow Plow Routes. When enough snow has accumulated in the downtown area, crews plow and remove snow through the night to avoid tracking and cause the least disturbance to businesses.
2016/17 Snow Plow Route
City of Livingston Snow Removal Equipment:
Secondary Streets: We normally don't plow because the act of plowing would push snow against parked vehicles causing them to be blocked in.
Drifting or Excessive Snow: We assess each area in order to keep the streets as safe as possible. Because of our excessive wind we do find that a route that we have just cleared may be closed up by the time we have cleared other streets and we must begin to clean the entire route again. During these times the entire Public Works team will work extended hours until the main route is cleared.
Street Sanding: We use a mixture of regular sand with an additive called Ice Slicer. This is an environmentally friendly, low-corrosion de-icing product that helps melt snow and ice quickly.
When we plow the main route we start very early in the morning, this is when vehicles are most likely not parked on the streets. We will remove the snow to other locations when necessary.