SOMERS, N.Y. – Work crews were out prepping Somers' roads for the onslaught of Winter Storm Nemo, Highway Superintendent Thomas Chiaverini said Thursday.
The National Weather Service forecast as much as 12 inches snow for the Somers area, beginning in the late afternoon Friday and continuing into Saturday. Intermittent rain and sleet may accompany the snow.
Wind gusts may reach 60 to 75 mph and may significantly effect transportation and power supplies.
“We’re spraying the roads with a salt-brine solution that helps to fight the hard-pack and makes the roads easier to scrape,” Chiaverini said. “It also saves on the amount of salt we have to use during the storm.”
“We’ve started pre-treating the main roads,” he said, “but we won’t work into overtime hours. We don’t want to run up the costs, and we don’t want the men to burn out.
“Right now, also, we’re checking the trucks to make sure everything is ready, and we’re getting the loaders ready in case the snow gets really deep,” Chiaverini added. “We’ll start salting as soon as the snow starts.”
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