Posted By Sterling Woods II

Dear Sterling  Woods Residents:


Please see below from the Association's snow vendor, Mike Hoffman, regarding the February 15, 2016 snowstorm.


From the snow vendor:  We have an interesting storm situation that will happen tonight.  We are expecting 1”-3” of snow, then sleet, then rain, all ending tonight around 2:00am.  With this particular storm, we are not worried about the snow, but we are concerned about the sleet and rain.  Because the temperatures were so cold this past weekend, the ground (asphalt, concrete) is now about 18 degrees.  Any sleet or rain that lands on those surfaces is going to freeze into a layer of ice.  In fact, the ground is so cold that we expect icing to occur even at air temperatures well above freezing. 


As such, here is the plan for this storm:  We are going to start by applying a layer of Magic Salt on the roads and driveways to help get us through the evening rush hour.  We will keep the roads plowed during the storm, but plan to leave the snow on the walkways and driveways until the rain has stopped falling.  That looks like it will happen around 2:00am.  We will then clear the walks and driveways and apply another layer of material before the morning rush hour. 


Normally, I would be concerned with residents asking why we were holding off on the shoveling after the changeover to rain.  However, since this is all likely to play out in the middle of the night, I doubt anyone will notice. 


If you have any questions, you can e-mail me at


Kim Murray



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