I’ve seen snowplows driving along during a storm with their plows raised. Why aren’t they plowing?
There are a few possible reasons:
- Plows may be in operation to spread materials, or may be out of materials to spread and headed back to the garage to reload.
- The snowplow driver does not have the responsibility for the road he/she is currently on, and is heading elsewhere. Plow routes are designed to minimize travel in between service areas.
- The road may have been treated with salt or de-icing products and plowing it may remove the mixture before it has an opportunity to work.