These Guidelines are a compilation of information given by several agencies, such as the National Cooperative Highway Research Program, the Salt Institute, American Public Works Association, AASHTO, and many others.
Our goal was to was to gather all the information that could be useful for the Indiana Counties and Cities, add our own experience and expertise, and place it in one report.
These Guidelines are Divided into three sections. The first section is the Guidelines. It gives information and suggestions on all aspects of snow and ice control. The second section is a template for a snow and ice control policy. The intent of this section is to give you a policy that is almost complete. You just need to fill in the blanks and check a few boxes that pertain to your county or city. We encourage you to add any information that is missing from this policy that would make it more specific for your county or city. The third section is a sample Snow and Ice Control Policy for Parke County, Indiana. We worked closely with their Highway Superintendent on this policy. He supplied us with information and maps, and we compiled a policy to give you an example.
winter maintenance, policy, snow, ice, hypothermia, frostbite, spreader calibration, equipment checklist
Date of this Version
Braun, Aaron W. and Medema, Dirk J., "Guideline Policy for Snow and Ice Control" (1999). Indiana Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) Publications. Paper 81.