Yonkers DPW ready for snowfall

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Yonkers DPW crews said Wednesday that they were prepared for Thursday's snowfall.

Work started Wednesday evening into Thursday to spread salt and keep roads clear as the city prepared for 2018's first snowfall.

Trucks were topped off with gasoline and equipped with chains around tires to maneuver through the expected snow.

"Things look good, we're prepared," said Yonkers DPW Commissioner Tom Meier.

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The salt barn on Tuckahoe Road was also equipped with roughly 7,000 tons of salt for the season, which gets replenished throughout the year.

Empress Ambulance readied its fleets to race to any emergencies.

"We do see a lot of cold-related emergencies, hypothermia," said Deputy Chief Michael Blecker. "We have to go, we have to get there, we have to render the aid we are trained to do."

The company provides service throughout Westchester, including New Rochelle, White Plains and Mount Vernon with chains placed on tires and trucks loaded with supplies.

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