221 6- and 10-wheel dump trucks, known as heavy plows that are equipped with plows and salt spreaders;
147 Ford 550s, known as light plows that are used on narrow residential streets and they, too, are equipped with plows and spreaders; 16 front-end loaders used to load salt into the plows’ spreaders;
12 skid steers used to clear snow from our narrowest streets;
Deicer supplies include:
86,000 gallons of our brine and beet juice mixture to spray citywide before precipitation begins; however, if it’s raining before snowfall, this mixture will not be spread because rain will dilute it. This mixture lowers the temperature at which ice will bond to the pavement; and
42,000 tons of salt that is stored in four salt domes across the District.