While you were sleeping early this morning or getting ready
for the day, Randy Ghezzi’s team of street operators were hard at work
with their sanders and plows. The snow is here, and his team is getting ready
to keep it clear.
According to the City of Pocatello Street Operation’s website their goal is, “To provide public services related to the safe and efficient movement of traffic on the 265 miles of city streets.”
Randy Ghezzi, Street Operations Super intendant said, “We have all our sanders and our plow trucks out, we had them out running this morning to make sure that up on the benches, that if any snow was sticking we could get some salt and sand on it early so it doesn’t start to accumulate and especially with the colder temperatures coming in tonight. Anything that is left on the road will freeze and we’ll end up with an icy situation. So we got a head start on that first thing this morning.”
The Street Operations department is ready to go, and since
last winter was mild they only used about one third of what they would have
normally used. This means that they have plenty of sand and salt mix.
Randy also says that they just made 26,000 gallons Salt Brine.
This should last through December.
If it snows between one and three inches you can probably
bet that you will see the sanders and plows.
Randy wants to encourage and stress the point that the snow will be coming and with late night freezing temperatures there will be ice on the roads.
“But most of all drive with extra caution during these cold
nights and these snowy days,” Ghezzi states.
He also wants to share that if you do see a truck on the
road stay clear because it might be spraying sand and it most likely will be
A quarter of all crashes are weather related. If you have questions about your street feel free to contact the city of Pocatello's Street Operations.
His best advice, leave early, go slow and pay