The head of the Uniformed Sanitationmen’s Association worries plow operators won’t see some docking stations under the snow.
Sixteen new trucks along with a new computerized communications system should prevent the kind of snow plowing disaster that occurred last winter, Highways Superintendent Dan Losquadro said.
Four months after being sworn into his new position as Brookhaven Town Superintendent of Highways, Dan Losquadro has a plan to tackle upcoming snow troubles.
Special equipment is needed to clear heavy snow piled up to three feet in spots. But Newsday reports that a 1936 state statute limits how much towns can spend on heavy machinery.
More blacktop is visible on the streets and snow blowers and shovels have gone to work on the sidewalks.
Heavy duty construction trucks have been deployed to try to break up the packed snow and ice that seems to be almost fused to the roadway.
Many retailers were counting on this President’s Day weekend to really draw in shoppers.
Police on Long Island said a 64-year-old woman was struck and killed Wednesday by a pickup truck that was plowing a snow-covered parking lot.
Sheets of ice covered so many roads up in Nanuet that even professional plow operators were having trouble driving around.
Some people went out on the street early Wednesday to clear paths to work. Three workers at the Neptune Diner on Astoria Boulevard had to keep shoveling and salting to make the parking lots available.
The plows were already out in Westchester trying to keep multiple lanes open, but in the northern reaches of the County Friday afternoon, they were losing the battle.
The snow was expected to be deep enough to keep sanitation crews busy non-stop Sunday into Monday.