We had our first significant snow of the winter yesterday, and Montgomery County Public Schools put out a really helpful infographic detailing how they make the determination of whether or not to open schools. I imagine this will come into play later in the school year, so file this one away. Don’t forget to sign up for severe weather calls, at www.mcps.org/snow, as well.
NRVHub.com recently posted a letter written by Blacksburg Mayor Ron Rordam concerning the recent snowfall we had in the middle of December. The full text is here – I thought these stats were interesting …
- 13″ inches of snowfall
- 12 plow trucks
- 1300 staff hours
- 550,000 lbs of salt
- 400 gallons of liquid calcium
- 546,000 lbs of stone
Amazing numbers, I think. I wonder how many gallons of snow melt will add to our local water table.