2017-11-09 / Education

STAY AWAY FROM THE ROADS

Photos by Krista Tacey-Cater

(Right) Roscommon County Road Commission driver Danny Price told kindergartners from the classrooms of Libby Scherzer and Darlene Roberts that plow truck drivers cannot always see what is going on around them while they are plowing because the trucks are so large. After the students watched a video on snowplow safety, Price told the children to al­ways look out for the plow trucks and to never build snow forts near the road. “The last thing we ever want to do is hurt one of you,” Price said to the Collins Elemen­tary students Monday morning. (Below) Price told the students that his plow truck weighs about 60,000 pounds when it’s loaded with material and it can throw snow up to 50 feet away. He then showed them three buckets filled with a 50/50 salt and sand mixture, pure salt and pure sand, which is thrown on the roads to help melt the snow. He also told the students that the RCRC puts a “salt water mixture” called brine on the roads to help make the snow melt faster.


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