DPW STORM UPDATE

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February 15, 2015 5:15 PM – Since the snow stopped earlier this afternoon, DPW crews have been able to make progress on all roads. The main roads have been plowed and are having another application of sand/salt material.  We will continue to work on the secondary roads until approximately 7:00 PM.  At that point our crews will have been here for 26 hours, and we will rest them.  All employees and secondary contractors will be back at 5:00 AM tomorrow morning for a 12-hour shift to go through all maps again, deal with drifting that will occur due to high winds overnight, begin to address sidewalks, and address trouble spots/sanding, etc.

 February 15, 2015 2:45 PM – We have entered a phase where there will not be any new snow with this storm, but where winds will remain with gusts into the 30-40 MPH range well into tomorrow.  As a result drifting snow will be an issue throughout the remainder of today and tomorrow until the winds subside.  DPW crews are in the process of finishing plowing work on the main roads, and then will apply salt sand mixture to them.  Secondary crews are now starting to widen the secondary roads out to pre-storm levels, and push back corners.

February 15, 2015 11:15 AM – DPW crews are continuing to plow.  The conditions are difficult, and visibility is minimal.  We have in the past half an hour had vehicles rear-end two of our inspector trucks.  Please stay off the roads if you do not absolutely have to be out.

February 15, 2015 06:45 AM – Good Morning.  The storm has resumed, and all plows (mains and secondary roads) are back on their routes.  The latest forecast calls for between 3 and 8 inches of new snow by noon, with gusty winds topping at 50 MPH.  If you do not have to travel please stay off the roads.

February 15, 2015 02:15 AM – As you have probably seen, we have been in a lull of the storm for the past few hours.  During this time we have been working to get caught up on secondary roads, we finished scraping main roads, and we applied a new round of salt and sand on the main roads.  The forecast is for snow to return in the next hour or two and for this portion of the storm to have the high winds and potential white out conditions.

 

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