Lessons Learned In Montgomery After Winter Storm 2014
From Montgomery -- Mayor Todd Strange is speaking out on what he learned from Winter Storm 2014. Is he satisfied that the city did everything possible to keep you safe?
Officially here in Montgomery we got about a half an inch of snow, but it was more of a combination of the snow and ice that caused all the traffic headaches. Now, Strange looks back with us to see what he believes they can improve on for next time.
For two days, Montgomery city and county leaders shut down roads then announced a 25 mile-per-hour speed limit. There were 85 wrecks due to the icy conditions.
But it's a different sight to see now. -- more sanding is being down across Montgomery and people are going back to work.
"We need to have 311 where we were. And only by coincidence because 311 is a non-emergency call number. So when we said "non-emergency personnel are relieved from their duty" they felt relieved," Said Strange.
It's too early to know whether they'll bring salt for sure. They'll have to look at costs for that. Strange says he also believes they need to have more food and water in stock in case grocery stores closed like they did.
City and county agencies plan to meet next week about what they did well and what changes they need to make.