Home Depot – Worcester DPW Crews, Residents Get Prepared For Saturday Snowstorm – CBS Boston
WORCESTER (CBS) – It’s all fingers on deck as staff had been busy prepping salt, sand, and plow vehicles to be prepared for Saturday’s snowstorm.
“All the activity is behind the scenes, getting the equipment ready, salt barns ready, contractors signed up,” mentioned Commissioner of Public Works Jay Fink.
Worcester DPW says they plan to have roughly 325 items of kit on the roadways.
“It has the potential to be two inches an hour, and I even saw one report that said potentially three inches an hour. That’s very difficult to travel, when it’s that intense. And so, we would encourage people, only go out if they absolutely have to,” mentioned Matthew Labozites, Assistant Commissioner for Operations.
Workers numbers are down only a bit attributable to COVID-19 quarantining, however all security protocols are in place. All plows can have only one driver.
“We need to rotate people in the trucks. The trucks will be sanitized in between the change over,” mentioned Labozites.
At The Home Depot, consumers had been shopping for shovels and ice soften. Leo Lodice says he’s prepared for any quantity of snow.
“Better be prepared,” Lodice mentioned. “I tried to get my old snowblower ready, and it wouldn’t work, so I had to get a new one.”