Manassas city officials are prepared to spend a significant amount of money on snow removal this upcoming winter.
The City of Manassas Utilities has 16 snow-removal trucks on hand, along with 22 pieces of contract equipment, 1,500 tons of road salt and about 500 tons of sand.
“Ice and snow can prevent mobility and cause a lot of traffic issues, which is why we proactively invest in snow preparedness and manpower,” said Mike Moon, director of public works and utilities for the city of Manassas.
“Last year we had a mild winter, but our reserve of salt and sand is well-stocked in the case of extreme weather conditions, and our crews are trained and committed to the task of keeping the roads clear of snow and ice, as well as safe for our residents."
The city usually budgets about $250,000 each year for snow treatment and removal, city officials said.
For details more detils about the city's winter preparedness efforts call 703-257-8219.