Dozens of Springfield streets are the last to be plowed following a snowstorm.
Hyde Avenue in the cities north end is one of 50 Springfield streets that are the last to be plowed. It just happens to work out that way according to Springfield’s master snow plowing plan, which consists of 50 plowing districts in the city.
“When we finish our main arteries which we stay on until they’re clear, we go into the residentials,” said Vinnie Desantis, Springfield DPW deputy director of operations. “It takes about eight hours depending on the amount of snow.”
A major storm means it may take 12 to 14 hours before getting to the final streets such as Hyde Avenue. But DPW official Vinnie DeSantis emphasizes every street in Springfield is eventually plowed.