North Carolina

Cary Announces Snow Rodeo

21 Oct, 2019

As the temps begin to fall, the Town of Cary’s A-team is “getting their motors running and heading on the highway” during the annual Snow Rodeo. 

Brining trucks are being recalibrated and tested, spraying water on streets beginning Tuesday, Oct. 21; citizens could see brining on Oct. 22 and 23. Drivers can expect to see plows re-familiarizing themselves with equipment and routes on Friday, Oct. 25 from 8 a.m. until noon. Inside, staff will review snow removal procedures and practice safe driving maneuvers to ensure familiarity and safety. At Snow Command, all employees will participate in several classroom exercises: chainsaw safety, vehicle safety, echelon plowing techniques and safe driving tips.

In real winter weather emergencies, the Town’s brine trucks are out 18-24 hours in advance of predicted weather to pretreat streets in an effort to prevent frozen precipitation from sticking. The Town does not clear private parking lots, including those in apartment and condominium communities or at businesses and commercial centers. This year’s winter storm inventory includes 87 pieces of equipment – 58 plows and 29 spreaders – along with 3,700 tons of salt. There are 787 linear miles of streets in Cary, 549 of which are in subdivisions.


  • Cary’s annual winter weather exercise brings together the A-Team to freshen up on best practices for inclement winter weather.
  • Brining trucks are being recalibrated and tested, and will begin spraying water on streets Tuesday, October 21. Drivers can expect to see plows driving routes on Friday, October 25 from 8 a.m. until noon.
  • Residents can take time now to prepare, including signing up at and following the Town of Cary on social media to receive real-time notification from Cary Town government.


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