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Old 12-21-2009, 09:32 PM
 
Location: Virginia ~ via Maine
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Does anyone know how many plow trucks Maine typically uses to plow the roads?

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Old 12-21-2009, 09:55 PM
 
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Huh?!
One per vehicle and driver!
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Old 12-22-2009, 04:13 AM
 
Location: Maine's garden spot
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Some times it seems that they have one for the whole state.


Actually, DOT does a pretty good job.
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Old 12-22-2009, 05:00 AM
 
Location: Union, ME
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Some times it seems that they have one for the whole state. ()
Actually, DOT does a pretty good job. ()
PMBird, maybe you could find the answer to your question on/via the Maine.gov site, which includes MaineDOT info.

I am grateful for all of those who burn the midnight oil keeping the roads clear this time of year. Happiness is the sound of a plow scraping!
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Old 12-22-2009, 09:45 PM
 
Location: Virginia ~ via Maine
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Actually, DOT does a pretty good job.[/QUOTE]



I moved to Virginia last year and believe me Maine DOT does do a pretty good job with the roads. A small 6" storm here seems like 6'.

I checked the DOT website and couldn't come up with anything ... was hoping someone knew the answer.

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Old 12-23-2009, 01:03 PM
 
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There's no way of finding out how many plows re used for snow removal in Maine. Besides Maine DOT plows, each town and city has its own fleet of plows to keep local roads open. Figure hundreds at least, perhaps even more than a thousand.
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Old 12-23-2009, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Virginia ~ via Maine
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There's no way of finding out how many plows re used for snow removal in Maine. Besides Maine DOT plows, each town and city has its own fleet of plows to keep local roads open. Figure hundreds at least, perhaps even more than a thousand.
I know a lot of towns and cities have their own fleet. I'm sure someone out there knows or has some idea ... they just may not read this.
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Old 12-23-2009, 03:27 PM
 
Location: Maine
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Not all towns do. We have a contract with a private business.
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Old 12-23-2009, 03:49 PM
 
Location: Northern Maine
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Many of the smaller towns have no highway department. Larger towns would do well to contract out most of their road maintenance. The guys who drive cement mixers in the summer can plow snow in the winter.
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Old 12-23-2009, 03:57 PM
 
Location: Maine
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I think some of these back roads need a zamboni!
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