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Public Works Response to the February 2010 Snowstorms

The Caroline County Department of Public Works went "all out" to deal with the effects of the major snowstorms of February 5 through 16, 2010. Altogether, 5,935 labor hours were used in combating the storm including $91,000 in overtime hours.

DPW expects the storms have resulted in costs of over $100,000 for equipment damage, plus untold damage to the roads, with the total cost of the storms to be well in excess of $500,000.

Plowing equipment used:
  • 9 six wheeler dump trucks
  • 2 ten wheeler dump trucks
  • 3 one ton dump trucks
  • 4 tractors with plows
  • 3 loaders with V plows
  • 4 graders with V plows
  • 6 ¾ ton pickups with plows
  • 1 Gradall (Used for towing and removing trees)
  • 1 backhoe (assisted in loading sand and clearing parking lots)

In addition, Public Works salaried employees worked a total of 773 hours during this storm; of those hours, 508.5 were above their regular hours.

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Caroline County Department of Public Works

520 Wilmuth Street
Denton Maryland 21629
Phone: (410) 479-0520
Fax: (410) 479-0409
email: publicworks@carolinecounty.org


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