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Public Works Crews Prepare for Season with “Snow Road-eo”

 

Gaithersburg, MD – (October 18, 2018) Gaithersburg and Rockville Public Works crews have begun preparing for the upcoming winter weather season with a “Snow Road-eo,” which took place on Tuesday, October 9, 2018. The annual team-building event features two components: a jurisdictional challenge, hosted this year by the City of Rockville at the Rockville Swim and Fitness Center, and a City Championship event between Gaithersburg teams.

 

The Challenge consisted of eleven teams from Gaithersburg and six teams from Rockville competing in an obstacle course. The winners were based on the average scores of the top four teams from each jurisdiction. With a score of 2,980 points, Gaithersburg took top honors, besting the Rockville score by a mere 85 points.  The City of Gaithersburg also won the inaugural Challenge in 2017.

 

For the Snow Road-eo Championship portion, City of Gaithersburg teams competed in timed, scored events that included a written test, pre-trip truck inspections and an obstacle course. Todd Compton and Chris Mangine came in first place, followed by Jason Braithwaite and Paul Morgan in second, and Al Guzman and Edwin Alvarez in third. The City of Rockville also awarded their 2018 Snow Road-eo Champions, which were Alfonso Alfaro and Max Alfaro.

 

As Public Works crews get ready to combat snow, residents are reminded to do their part as well. Read about how you can prepare for a winter storm in Gaithersburg and find snow removal information and updates on the City’s website at www.gaithersburgmd.gov. Also, follow us on Facebook and Twitter @GburgMD for winter weather updates, and subscribe to Alert Gaithersburg for emergency notifications.

 

Not sure who is responsible for plowing which streets in Gaithersburg? The Maryland Department of Transportation maintains an online map service that allows residents to enter a street address and learn which agency (state, county or local municipality) is responsible for road maintenance. It is available at www.mdot.maryland.gov/knowyourroads.html.

 

In addition to snow removal, Gaithersburg’s Department of Public Works maintains all City facilities, supervises construction, reviews storm water management, sediment control and drainage projects, maintains and beautifies City streets, buildings and parks, administers the City’s bulk pick up, recycling and fleet maintenance programs, and a host of other activities. For more information, call 301-258-6370 or visit www.gaithersburgmd.gov.