DPW crews expecting icy roadways for today’s commute
With a winter storm bearing down on the region, DPW
crews across the Hudson Valley are preparing for messy and slippery roadways
tell News 12 that since there hasn’t been much snow this winter, yards
have plenty of salt and sand to spread along the roadways.
pre-treating the roads Monday in anticipation of what's coming later on this morning, and that
includes putting down special brine mixture they use to help melt snow and ice
when it begins to fall.
While 1 to 3 inches
of snowfall isn’t a lot, the possibility of icy roads could be a real
problem. DPW trucks are expecting to be spreading out a lot of salt and sand
more so than they will be plowing. "The question at this point is when does it turn over to freezing
rain, sleet and mixed precipitation which then becomes an ice scenario for
us," says Yorktown Highway Supervisor Dave Paganelli.
Officials say they are expecting the morning commute
should be normal but that it’s the drive home that will likely be a problem. "If you don't have to be out, don't be out, I
always think it's safer at home if there's no reason to be on the roads," says White Plains Highway
Superintendent Angelo Finateri.
NEXT: What will travel conditions like this evening? Steve Teeling details peak hours for the wintry mix and when the system will move out on News 12 at 3 p.m.