How Does Lake Forest, Lake Bluff Snow Removal Compare to Its Neighbors?

Patch takes a look at the resources of communities in the area.

Did you wonder how removal efforts in Lake Forest and Lake Bluff stack up against neighboring towns?

Patch has been wondering the same thing and decided to take a closer look.

Lake Forest has 120 miles of roads needing attention and puts 14 trucks on the street, according to Public Works Director Michael Thomas. That is an average of 8.57 miles per truck.

Though smaller, Lake Bluff comes in with an average of 4.75 miles per vehicle. According to Public Works Director Jake Terlat, the Village puts eight trucks on the road to clear 38 miles of streets.

In Highland Park, the city has 150 miles to clear and utilizes 15 trucks, according to Bill Stewart of the Department of Public Works. That makes an average of 10 miles per truck.

Deerfield plows 70 miles of roads each time it snows using 20 trucks with plows of varying sizes, according to Street Foreman Eric Oscarson. That would be 3.5 miles of road per vehicle.

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Stevie Janowski February 22, 2013 at 11:10 PM
They do a good job in Lake Bluff
Scott Ellis February 23, 2013 at 02:31 PM
In the third paragraph you say " That is an average of 8.57 trucks per mile." that is incorrect. 120m / 8veh. = 8.57 m/veh. or 8.57 miles per vehicle. If Lake Forest was using 8.57 trucks per mile, they would have to have 1,028.4 trucks. The actual average of trucks per mile is .067, which basically means that if you chopped all the trucks into a total of 120 pieces, then you could place 6.7% of the mass of each truck on each mile of road in Lake Forest. Of course, that would be a silly thing to do.
Steve Sadin February 23, 2013 at 03:26 PM
Thanks for the catch.


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