NORTH HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — The town of North Hempstead has a new way to fight the snow.
The town has leased a snow melter to help clear snow from commuter parking lots and areas where the snow is blocking viability on roadways.
The machine works a bit like a hot tub, WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall reported. When the snow is dumped into the back of the large, yellow machine, hot water inside melts the snow. The machine is capable of melting 100 tons of snow per hour.