Shoreline towns preparing for winter weather

Shoreline towns preparing for winter weather


WINTER WEATHER WILL BE HERE BEFORE YOU KNOW IT. AND CREWS IN CITIES AND TOWNS ALL ALONG THE SHORELINE ARE GETTING READY. IN MILFORD THEY’RE GOING TO BE USING A NEW ROAD TREATMENT. THAT THEY’VE áNEVER USED BEFORE.NEWS 8’S NOELLE GARDNER IS LIVE WITH A LOOK AT THOSENEW TOOLS.NOELLE? DARREN AND ANN,CITY CREWS IN MILFORD SAY THEY WANT TO BE AHEAD OF THE GAME TODAY CREWS WERE GETTING THE PLOW TRUCKS READY AND DOING SOME MAINTENANCE. 3 THE CITY OF MIFORD IS READY TO TACKLE THIS SEASON’S SNOW… THOMAS HUNT SAYS THEY WANT TO BE AHEAD OF THE GAME. “WE’VE HAD AN OCTOBER NOR’EASTER THAT HIT US YEARS AGO WE DON’T WANT TO BE STUCK IN THAT SITUATION.”CREWS ARE GETTING THE SANDERS READY… AND PAINTING THE PLOWS AND THE TRUCKS. “SO PAINTING THE FRAMES AND THE PLOWS IT’S VERY IMPORTANT TO DO THAT TO KEEP THE FLEET GOING.”YEARLY MAINTENANCE IS MUST. HUNT SAYS MOLASSES AND SALT CORRODE THE EQUIPMENT. THIS YEAR MILFORD IS ADDING SOMETHING NEW — A SALT PASTE. THE PASTE WILL BE PUT DOWN TWO DAYS PRIOR TO A STORM. -“IT’S GOT THE BRINE WITH SALT MIXTURE. IT GOES DOWN AS A THICK PASTE APPLIED IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD.” THIS IS WHERE THE SALT IS STORED…. CREWS PUT DOWN 175 TONS OF SALT ON CITY STREETS– THAT’S 283 MILES OF ROAD BEFORE EVERY STORM. “THE SALT AND MOLASSES WE WILL APPLY THAT IN THE COLDER MONTHS. THIS SALT PASTE WILL BE IN THE WARMER MONTHS LIKE DECEMBER.” THIS CITY HAS 700 TONS OF ROCK SALT, 600 TONS OF MOLASSES– BACKHOES, PLOW TRUCKS AND PAYLOADERS TO TAKE ON THE SNOW. “WITH THE FARMERS ALMANAC THEY SAY WE ARE GOING TO HAVE HARSH WINTER.” HUNT SAYS THE NEW EQUIPMENT IS WORTH IT. “THIS MATERIAL HERE IT JUST KEEPS EATING THE SNOW. YOU WANT BLACK ROADS, WE ARE GOING TO HAVE BLACK ROADS.” THE FOCUS IS TO KEEP THE ROADS CLEAR AND SAFE FOR RESIDENTS AND EMERGENCY VEHICLES. WE’RE REPORTING LIVE IN MILFORD NOELLE GARDNER, NEWS8