The Department of Public Works has been plowing and salting the snow since it started this morning. We are currently in the heaviest band of snow. Forecasters predict that the current rate of snow will continue until 2:00PM and then change over to a light snow lasting until 9:00 PM this evening.
As fast as we are plowing and salting the driving lanes on the main arteries, they are covering back up with snow.
Once the main streets are cleared drivers will start cleaning up the side streets. Due to the current rate of snow fall, DPW may not get to the side streets for some time.
DPW has scheduled a shift change for 11:30 PM this evening. End Loader Tractors will also be dispatched at 11:30 PM to clean up dead ends and cul de sacs.
The department asks that citizens following snow plows to stay back a minimum of 75 feet and give our drivers as much space as possible. DPW also requests that drivers lower their rate of speed when driving in less than ideal conditions.