Springfield DPW preparing for first snow storm of the year

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The Springfield DPW was busy on Thursday preparing for the first snowfall of the year. 

“We have salt coming in,” said Deputy Director of Operations Vinny DeSantis. “We’re mounting our plows today.”

The heaviest of the snow likely to come during the evening commute, so they are working to lessen the impact for drivers. 

The Springfield DPW has 6,000 tons of salt in the shed, ready to be used to treat the roads. DeSantis told 22News his crews will be treating the roads with both salt and sand. 

“No I’m not nervous,” said Springfield resident Julio Fontanez. “I think we got it covered, you know all the plows are ready. I’m not really worried about it.”

DeSantis said they are prepared to plow, but there has to be enough snow on the ground to do so. 

“Generally you get two or three inches and if we know it’s going to keep coming, we’ll go out at three inches,” DeSantis explained. 

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