Did you wonder how Deerfield’s snow removal efforts stacked up against neighboring towns?
Patch has been wondering the same thing and decided to take a closer look. The results: Deerfield does very well.
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.
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.
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 trucks per mile.
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.