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Zero Tolerance

A general term used to describe a low tolerance for snow and ice accumulation levels on a site or Service Area . The descriptor alone does not designate a Level of Service (LOS). See Level of Service (LOS) , Trigger Depth , Accumulation Threshold , and Completion Time for definitions...


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Thaw and Refreeze

A general phrase related to a series of changes in the physical state of snow or other winter accumulation, in which the accumulation changes from a solid to a liquid then refreezes due to temperature fluctuations. Synonym: Melt and Refreeze. #OperationsandServiceTerms


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Snow Storage

Piling or stacking snow in a permanent location until natural melting occurs. #OperationsandServiceTerms


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Snow Stacking

The process of creating a large pile of snow for storage or temporary staging.


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Snow Response Plan

A written service response plan for a site that outlines specific actions based on the Resource Allocation Projection and Site Engineering Plan . The plan may include contingencies tied to Level of Service (LOS) priorities, weather intensity and pre-/post-storm preparation. ...


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Snow Removal

The physical act of taking snow completely away from a site during or after an event. Snow Removal is not synonymous with Snow Relocation . #OperationsandServiceTerms


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Snow Relocation

The physical act of moving snow within the boundaries of a service area after the Snow Clearing process has occurred. Relocation is implemented to further stack, stage or manage piles of snow within a service area. #OperationsandServiceTerms


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Snow Melting

The physical act of melting snow and other accumulations using heat generated by fuel or electrical means (e.g. snow melting machine, heated sidewalks, radiant heat, etc.). Snow Melting does not include the use of chemicals, as commonly seen in deicing .


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Snow Management

The mitigation of snow accumulation or potential snow accumulation using chemical or physical processes. #OperationsandServiceTerms


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Snow Hauling

Part of the Snow Removal process, it is the act of transporting snow and other winter precipitation accumulations from a site to another offsite location for storage. #OperationsandServiceTerms