snow removal

A plow goes to work during a winter storm. (Credit: CBS 2)

Long Island Towns Beefing Up Snow-Removal Budgets

Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray said last year the town budgeted $2 million for snow removal, but spent more than $2.4 million. This winter, they’re setting aside $2.8 million.

10/14/2014

Snow Plow Rage

Winter 2014 Set Record For New Jersey DOT Costs

he state Transportation Department spent $138 million on state highways, “which is about the total of what we spent the past three years combined,” New Jersey Department of Transportation spokesman Steve Schapiro said.

05/07/2014

Plows hit the road in White Plains on Feb. 3, 2014. (credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

Some LI Residents Contend With Snow-Covered Sidewalks Days After Last Snowstorm

In New Hyde Park, shoveled sidewalks have been quickly covered with snow and ice after plows pass by. Meantime, residents in Elmont are demanding that businesses be held accountable for failing to shovel their sidewalks.

02/10/2014

Town of Hempstead crews load salt onto trucks at Levittown salt dome on Jan. 21, 2014. (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Flurry Of Storms Emptying Some LI Snow Removal Budgets

Brookhaven, Smithtown and Babylon have met or exceeded their snow removal budgets. Hempstead is about 60 percent through its snow removal funds.

02/10/2014

A car sits in the median along Interstate 75 in icy conditions January 29, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia.  Thousands of motorists were stranded, many overnight, as a winter storm dropped three inches of snow, and ice made driving hazardous. (Photo by Scott Cunninghaml/Getty Images)

Faced With Criticism, Atlanta Mayor Slams NYC Snow Response In Tweet

The mayor of Atlanta slammed New York City’s snow removal efforts this week, after a New Yorker mocked the response in Atlanta to a snowstorm that amounted to 3 inches.

01/29/2014

Snow plows work to clear the Long Island Expressway after the powerful blizzard. (credit: CBS 2)

Brookhaven Beefs Up Snow Removal Capabilities In Aftermath Of Last Year’s Blizzard Response

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.

11/18/2013

Amtrak Train (Photo by Donald Bowers/Getty Images for Amtrak)

Amtrak Service Between New York And Boston To Return To Normal

Service had been suspended since Saturday afternoon in and around Boston because the blizzard dumped a couple feet of snow in the area.

02/11/2013

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Important Questions To Ask Before Signing A Lease

If you’re looking for a place to rent, keep this list of questions handy.

12/19/2012

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Conn. Gov. Seeks Expanded Snow Disaster Aid

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says a disaster declaration by President Barack Obama will help Connecticut’s cities and towns fill holes in their budgets left by record-setting snowfall this winter.

03/04/2011

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Garden State Parkway’s Snow Removal Needs Boost

The New Jersey Turnpike Authority on Wednesday was expected to authorize an extra $4 million for snow removal on the toll road.

02/23/2011

A snow plow pushes through snow banks. (Credit: AP)

Ceaseless Snow Means Piles Of Money For NY Snow Removers

The piles of snow left by the latest snowstorm have meant piles of money for those who help clear it all away. In Westchester County, private contractors are in the midst of a banner year.

01/27/2011

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Dept. Of Buildings: Remove Snow, Ice From Roofs, Awnings

As temperatures warm up after a wintry mix hit the Tri-State area Tuesday morning the Department of Buildings is asking property owners to remove ice and snow from roofs, overhangs and awnings.

01/18/2011

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Cold Weather Safety Tips

Winter can be a dangerous time for New Yorkers with the extreme cold, snow, ice, sleet and freezing rain. There are several steps you can take to stay safe.

01/12/2011

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Sanitation Commissioner John Doherty (AP Photo/Office of the Mayor, Samantha Modell)

Mayor Declares Weather Emergency; Storm Intensifies

In a frantic effort to avoid another chaotic and dangerous situation, the mayor and top agencies released a 15-point action plan to combat future storms, including the one expected to hit Tuesday.

01/11/2011

Firefighters in Bensonhurst helping remove snow (credit: CBS 2)

City Council Blasts NYC Commissioners Over Blizzard Snafu

The hearings made it crystal clear — the city’s response to the Dec. 26 blizzard was too little, too late, and key decisions were simply not made by city leaders on autopilot.

01/10/2011

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