Dummerston Cares is sponsoring “Aging in Place with Company” on Thursday, January 17th at 10:30AM in the downstairs of the Congregational Church. The snow date is January 24th. To register or for more information, call & leave a message at 257-5800 or email at email@example.com.
WINTER OPERATIONS PLAN
Plow routes are set up to open the major traffic routes and bus routes first. After all bus routes are finished, we will then plow the roads which we feel may cause the most problems for the public (based on traffic volume, steepness and curves, etc.) and continue until all roads are open.
The Town of Dummerston will enforce “NO PARKING” rules at all places where the plow trucks turn around.
The Town of Dummerston has only four full time employees and utilizes one part-time employee to plow 61.44 miles of the 77.75 total highway miles in Town. Each employee has a specific route which takes about five hours to complete once a storm ends. We vary from these routes only for emergency situations (fire, ambulance, etc.) The Town does not plow Class 4 roads or private roads.
We usually begin operations by 3AM to have the major highways and bus routes clear by 7AM. After sixteen to seventeen hours on the job we will stop operations to get a minimal amount of rest.
Salt will be applied to most paved roads, with a minimal amount of sand added as necessary. Salt is not effective when road temperatures are below twenty degrees.
Sand will be applied to the gravel roads after the plowing is done on most roads. Some of the hills may be sanded at the time of plowing if the driver of that route feels he has enough ballast weight to get back up the hills to the garage.
In most cases, there will be no, or a minimal amount of, maintenance between 10PM and 3AM.
Lee Chamberlin, Road Foreman