Operations personnel carve canyon in snowbank for spring meltwater
DCTC switched to in-house snow removal this winter with great success. Operations Director Paul DeMuth reports that DCTC Customized Training trained four Operations personnel to use snow-removal vehicles, including the John Deere payloader that carved out the snow valley shown above—snow shovels notwithstanding.
Hauling plowed snow to a location remote from the lots is another benefit of in-house snow removal. Lead Maintenance Worker Mark Ramseth said that the valley allows meltwater from plowed snow to flow into a drainage creek behind the snowbanks. “This will eliminate flooding in the parking lots when snow melts in the spring,” Mark said.