Clarkstown Highway Department crews treat roads for icy, snowy conditions
The Town of Clarkstown Highway Department says its crews are prepared to handle snow and ice on the roads this winter.
The department says it has 56 different plow routes mapped out with over 300 miles worth of roads to keep clear.
Town of Clarkstown Supervisor George Hoehmann says the crews were eager to get to work ahead of the icy weather this week and made sure to lay out salt brine on the streets.
“They get out there and sharpen their skills and show the residents of the town the job that we do out there to keep our roads safe,” he says.
Clarkstown Superintendent of Highways Bob Milone says the town has a shed that houses about 5,000 pounds of salt.
He says the crews have also kept in mind the possible flooding conditions that could surface.
"In terms of checking out our catch basins and cleaning out our easement….for our drainage, that'll help in our flooding areas,” he says.
Clarkstown officials are asking residents to avoid going out on the roads if possible when conditions are dangerous.