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Snow Summit Deemed a Success; Multiple Media Channels Participated to Share Montgomery County Executive Elrich’s Announcements About MCDOT’s Program Adjustments to Enhance Safety and Protect the Environment

For Immediate Release: Friday, November 8, 2019

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich announced Wednesday, November 6 that the County’s Department of Transportation (MCDOT) would be using new environmental controls to ensure that snow removal operations are more sustainable. County Executive Elrich discussed the new approach during the County’s annual “Snow Summit” at which preparations for the 2019-20 winter storm season were reviewed and equipment was rolled out by MCDOT’s Highway Services Division.

The Snow Summit this year was held at the MCDOT Gaithersburg Depot. Among those joining County Executive Elrich were MCDOT Director Christopher Conklin, and Highway Services Division Chief Richard Dorsey. Remarks focused on technical changes to minimize impacts of salt on the environment and experimentation using rubber-tipped blades on snow plows to allow plowing to occur earlier in a storm. Read more.

WTOP’s coverage of the event can be seen here.

Release ID: 19-182
Media Contact: Hannah Henn 240-777-8389

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