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DPWs to battle snowstorm with COVID-safe procedures

Highway departments in the Hudson Valley are taking a COVID-safe approach to dealing with the upcoming snowstorm.

News 12 Staff

Dec 16, 2020, 6:06 PM

Updated 1,284 days ago

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Highway departments in the Hudson Valley are taking a COVID-safe approach to dealing with the upcoming snowstorm.
The Town of Wappinger has more than 100 miles of roads to salt and plow, and 72 active covid-19 cases among its residents.
So far, the highway department has not had an outbreak among workers, but they are still following the proper procedures to keep employees safe. "Each driver has its own truck, so they'll be driving separate the entire storm. When they want to rest, they can come in and they have their own little hiding spot and they can rest. They can rest there until they go back out," says Highway Department Superintendent Michael Sheehan.
Officials are urging people to not park on the streets and ask that people don't push snow out into the roads.


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