With a snowfall hitting Chisinau overnight into Saturday, Public Amenities laborers were out and about, working hard to clear walkways and tertiary roads within courtyards. Forty-nine pieces of specialized equipment were involved in the process, and about 90 metric tons of deicing materials were spread.
Manual snow clearing efforts involved 384 laborers. Priority was given to walkways along the main streets, and to connector roads to public facilities, such as hospitals, family doctors’ centers, schools and kindergartens, as well as transit stops.
For the current winter season, the Public Amenities Department bought 1,200 tons of deicing salt and 6 tons of calcium chloride liquid deicer. The Department also bought six tractor-trailers as well as shovels and other snow removal paraphernalia.