Prince George's Exec Johnson says snow removal getting easier
Prince George's County Executive Jack B. Johnson said a number of hurdles facing the snow removal effort in the county are being cleared and that with the sun shining--and no additional snowfall erasing the progress of the plows--his beleaguered staff is making headway.
"We are in much better shape now," Johnson said. "The sun is really helping us today."
Johnson said the county nearly ran out of salt Wednesday, even with efforts to ration it, because a contractor that supplies Prince George's out of Baltimore did not make its deliveries. He also said much of the county's snow removal equipment was in need of repair.
But shipments of salt--the county ordered 11,000 tons--and equipment from as far away as Maine are now coming in, and he said Thursday all primary and secondary roads should be passable by no later than midnight.
But residents should not expect to see bare pavement any time soon, he said.
"People were looking for what we call 'pavement'" Johnson said. "That's not going to happen. We're just going to come through and plow low enough so the citizens can get out of the neighborhood. After that, we'll come back. ...That's going to take a long time. ... No later than midnight tonight we'll be in the neighborhoods in full force. ...We're asking people to still be patient and give us a couple days."
Johnson said the county has not seen any serious injuries or deaths related to the storms in the past week.
February 11, 2010; 1:05 PM ET
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