As Mother Nature belts the Tri-State Area with snowstorm after snowstorm, some municipalities are draining their budgets to clean up the mess.
Skip Vezzetti, Rockland’s superintendent of highways, said this winter seem to be falling in line with recent years, when the county has spent $300,000 to $400,000 for salt and other melting supplies.
Up to 18 inches of snow could fall on parts of Putnam and Rockland counties. Lesser amounts, between 6 to 10 inches, are expected in Westchester.
It’s hard to fathom the weight of one of the big plow trucks full of salt until you’re in the passenger seat, which is where WCBS 880 reporter Alex Silverman got to be Friday morning.
In Germonds Park in Clarkstown, it’s a snapshot of what’s going on across the region.
With all the ice, snow, salt, plowing, freezing and thawing this winter, road craters are opening up all over.
With storm after storm after storm, towns across the Tri-State are taking one beating after another with salt supplies low and machinery getting used everyday. Clarkstown, however, is pulling through this winter despite the obstacles.