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Snow Preparation

Written By: Candice Cole
Snow Prep

      HORSEHEADS---(WENY) With another 3-5 inches of snow set to dump on our area, the main concern for many are road conditions.
     When the snow fall hits, it makes for a slushy, slippery mess. It spells bad news for driving, but commuters can put their worries aside and rest assured that everything is being done to keep the roads safe.
    Andrew Avery, Commissioner of the Chemung County Department of Public Works says, "Our salt barn is full. Our salt/sand mix has been put together. It's just things we've been working on all week. So, we're ready to go just like we usually are."
     This winter season has hit us especially hard, already we've had two decent snow storms and a number of minor winter weather events, causing the salt trucks to be out in full force.
      But luckily, the county's road resources haven't taken a huge hit. Avery says, "We certainly have enough supplies. That hasn't been a problem in our region as of yet. Sand is running a little low in some areas, but we're ok."
     However the winter weather conditions have taken a toll on workers. Avery says that they've been spoiled in years past with milder winters and that this season's weather conditions tires out some of the workers, many of whom have had to work overtime.
     Even so, The New York Department of Transportation is assuring everyone that snow and Ice crews will be available 24/7 during the snow and ice season.