City of Kent’s Public Works kept city’s streets open during last snowstorm

The City of Kent’s Public Works’ crews were recently touted in a blog post by the city for their hard work during last Thursday’s (Feb. 22) snowstorm.

The City says that crews worked around the clock to ensure drivers a safe commute during the ice and snow event.

Here are highlights of what the crew had to do on Feb. 22, 2018:

  • 2,200 gallons of de-icer used
  • 1,200 pounds of salt
  • 172 tons of sand*
  • 50 hours of overtime
  • 265 regular hours
  • James Street, one of our city’s steepest hills, never closed
  • Total cost to keep the roads clear: $27,500

“A big thank you to our Public Works crews for making our roads safe and to our residents for their patience during the storm,” the City said.

*Crews will sweep up the sand once they are fairly certain we won’t have another snow event.

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