How do winter operations work?

South Fayette Township is divided into 13 routes, and each route is subdivided into primary and secondary routes.

Once notified of a storm emergency, the public works director or foreman determines the number of workers needed and notifies the available employees, and then distributes the required routes.

Workers first clear and treat their assigned primary routes. After all primary routes are completed and passable, they proceed to their secondary routes. When drivers finish their assigned routes, they are dispatched to help with other routes. Primary routes sometimes require several trips before secondary routes can be started.

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1. How do I report a road concern?
2. Who owns, maintains and plows my road?
3. How can I help during snow plowing?
4. What if I experience a problem during winter maintenance?
5. How many workers and trucks are involved in winter maintenance?
6. Who determines when winter maintenance / snow plowing is needed?
7. How do winter operations work?
8. What is the difference between a primary and secondary snow route?
9. What are we doing to the reduce cost and increase the effectiveness of our winter maintenance program?
10. How does Public Works prepare for winter maintenance?