salters, briners and staff ready for the arrival of the snow

ROADS INFO / The Department is still looking for a few snow plows in certain sectors. A first at this time of year

Salters, briners and staff are ready! The winter maintenance system was presented on Friday in the Hautes-Alpes. Working hand in hand between the services of the State, the Department and Vinci-Escota. Services that recall that the Mountain Law obliges 48 territories including the Haut-Alpine to equip their vehicle with snow tires, chains or four-season tires since 1is November and until March 31. If until December 31, pedagogy will still be in order, the police should then crack down with a fine of 135 euros in the event of non-compliance. The forces of order which will be, during the cross hunts of the holidays, mobilized in force announces the gendarmerie.

And to drive at best during the winter, on its 30 km of high-alpine motorway, Vinci has 20 trucks, 10 salt spreaders and 1,800 tonnes of salt. The DIRMED which manages the RN 84 and 94, and its 150 km of track announces that the key word will be the proximity to intervene quickly with intervention centers on strategic places. As for the Department, nearly 2,000 km of R&D are under its responsibility. If this year, it was not easy to find snow plows, Marcel Cannat, vice-president in charge of roads and road infrastructures, assures him, snow can happen:

“A small problem this year, which we have not experienced in the past. It is difficult to recruit seasonal workers. We are still missing 4 people”, Mr. Cannat