From the Harford County Government:
(Bel Air, MD) – – Harford County successfully met the challenge of this holiday weekend’s winter storm. The Department of Public Works, Division of Highways, initiated a call-out of personnel to help clear snow and ice from county roads beginning early Sunday morning, December 26, 2010.
A total of 113 personnel from various departments and agencies of county government were called out at 6:00 a.m. to help during the initial stage of the winter storm event. As the forecast for the county changed, the number of personnel required to clear roads of snow and ice was reduced to 84.
The Harford County Department of Public Works applied approximately 800 tons of salt on Harford County roads to help reducing icing. There is currently 20,000 tons of salt remaining for county road crews to use during the remainder of the winter months.
Cost of snow and ice removal by county personnel for this weather event is estimated at $180,000.
Commenting on storm preparedness, response and recovery efforts, County Executive David R. Craig stated, “I am proud of the dedication of county employees who worked long hours to ensure Harford County roads were well maintained during this winter storm event. I am also proud of the work of our public safety personnel assigned to the Harford County Division of Emergency Operations for their service to the citizens of Harford County as well.”