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Road Salt Crews: Kingston Springs Public Works

Salt crews from the Kingston Springs Public Works Department are ready to roll on any snow or ice event this year. Please remember that every snow and ice event is different so plans vary quite a bit each time. Generally they use the following plan to undertake the salting tasks:

Priority 1: HILLS – Mt. Pleasant Rd (Old Schoolhouse Hill), Merrylog, Hillcrest, Grocery Store hill down to the high school, Luyben Hill, S. Harpeth Rd, Fairview-KS Rd from fire station 3 to city limits

Priority 2: MAIN THOROUGHFARES – Mt. Pleasant Rd., Simms Hts, Patterson, Lakeside, Ridgecrest, Harpeth View Tr., Woodlands Drive.

Priority 3: RESIDENTIAL STREETS – West KS Rd., Oak St., Maple St., Remainder of downtown area, lower Harpeth Hills Dr., Walnut Dr., Hillcrest, Timber Ridge, CC Rd. and Brush Creek Rd. in city the limits.

Priority 4: CUL-DE-SAC STREETS – Blackburn Dr. and Ct., Loann, Cutters Cove, Anna Rebecca, Matthew Ct., Old Barn Trace, Fall Creek Ct., Crestview, Harpeth Hills Ct.

Priority 5: FLAT AREAS – Martin Ct., Dickerson, Redwood, Brookside, Park, Page, Saunders, Cunningham, Petro Ln., Hickory Dr. and Ct., Acorn, Twin Oaks area, Harpeth Meadows.

City crews usually have started the salting process by 5 a.m.

Depending on the severity of the weather event, you can estimate that each of the areas listed will take approximately 1 hour to get the initial layer of salt applied. However, this can be affected by many different factors.

When snow is involved, crews will also be plowing the streets before applying salt.

Salt crews can NOT salt your driveway. It is recommended that you buy calcium chloride at a home improvement or hardware store.

Do NOT abandon a vehicle in the driving lanes of a road. These cars will be removed at the owner’s expense and a citation may be issued. There is no excuse, including snow, for creating a road hazard for others.

As always, it is recommended that you not drive unless you have to. If you must drive, a 4-wheel drive vehicle is recommended. However, the safest place for you and your family is home, building snowmen and snow forts.

If you do venture out, make sure your vehicle is equipped with some drinking water, a blanket or two, some snack crackers, a fully charged cell phone and any medication that you must take. Sometimes, traffic jams are created that last for hours.

Most of all, exercise PATIENCE for road crews, fellow drivers, passengers and emergency workers.

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