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A snow day in Montgomery Co.

Don't be alarmed if you see snow plows traveling the 5,000 miles of county-maintained roads in Montgomery County on Wednesday.

It may feel like it should be snowing but the crews won't actually be plowing or laying salt. They'll be testing the county's preparedness for the next snowfall. Officials said the exercise will simulate the county's response to a six-inch snow storm.

The exercise is scheduled to begin at 7 a.m. Wednesday.

By Michael Bolden  | November 2, 2010; 9:53 AM ET
Categories:  Maryland  
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Just how much is this "exercise" costing taxpayers?

Posted by: ceebee2 | November 2, 2010 10:25 AM | Report abuse

And how will it effect rush hour in the morning? That's great Montgomery county!, we need all those dump trucks on the road at the time of morning when everyone is going to work. How 'bout you "simulate" this during a less congested time of day on the roadways, like 2AM?...

Posted by: BillStoner | November 2, 2010 1:53 PM | Report abuse

Didn't the drivers get enough practice this past winter. How could this be anything but a waste of time, money, gas, manpower. Moron politicians.

Posted by: DCFanatic | November 2, 2010 4:25 PM | Report abuse

Love the comments. These are the same people who in the winter would complain about a lack of preparedness by the county.

Posted by: cassidymullen | November 3, 2010 9:28 AM | Report abuse

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