ROAD INFO / The department is still looking for a few snow plows in certain sectors. A first at this time of year
Salters, salt water containers and staff are ready! The winter maintenance system was presented on Friday in the Hautes-Alpes. Working hand in hand between the state, the department and Vinci-Escota. Services reminding that the mountain law obliges 48 territories including Haut-Alpine to equip their vehicle with snow tires, chains or four-season tires since 1.eh November and until 31 March. If the pedagogy is still under control until 31 December, the police should then strike with a fine of 135 euros for non-compliance. The forces of law and order that will be mobilized during the holiday cruises are announced by the gendarmerie.
And to drive at best in winter, on its 30 km high alpine highway, Vinci has 20 trucks, 10 salt spreaders and 1,800 tons of salt. The DIRMED, which manages RN 84 and 94 and its 150 km track, announces that the key word will be proximity to intervene quickly with intervention centers in strategic locations. As for the department, nearly 2,000 km of R&D is under its responsibility. If this year it was not easy to find snow plows, Marcel Cannat, vice president in charge of roads and road infrastructure, assures him that snow can happen:
“A small problem this year that we have not experienced before. Recruiting seasonal workers is difficult. We still need 4 people”, Mr Cannat