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New Milford DPW Hits the Roads for First Major Storm of the Year

State of emergency declared as heavy snow and bitter-cold temperatures blast the area.

The New Milford DPW, has had three crews out salting the roads in preparation for the heavy snow expected this evening. Once the DPW is informed by police that the roads are getting difficult to navigate they call in all the crews and get started on managing the snowfall. 

"It all depends on how much is actually coming down," said DPW Superintendent Michael Calamari. "If one of our guys sees that it's getting bad, they make the call and everyone comes in to start clearing the roads. We don't go home until we finish."

Calamari went on to explain the importance of exercising caution during a winter storm. 

"It's important that people understand the risks. Just because the roads appear clear and black doesn't mean that they might not be icy. If you're taking the kids to school, going to work or just running out you should allow for extra time and travel with caution," said Calamari. 

The DPW also asks residents to not blow or shovel snow into the streets. 

Ulises January 03, 2014 at 11:30 AM
Thank you DPW, the roads look good.

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