Mt. Vernon mayor tackles 1st snowstorm

Crews are out in full force throughout the Hudson Valley Saturday, trying to maintain safe roadways for drivers during the winter storm.



Mount Vernon's roads are repeatedly being plowed by 19 trucks, with five of them having been donated by the school district.



Mayor Richard Thomas has been managing the city's operations from inside the police department in what he calls his "situation room."



"We've been working to stay ahead of the storm. We've been in contact with our community," he says. "We've been talking about how we can make adjustments going ahead so that we don't have the challenges of years past of making sure that we don't fall behind in removing snow."



The storm marks Thomas' first in office.


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