Fri February 22, 2013
NH DOT And Cities Prepare For Winter Storm
As the storm that lashed the Midwest powers east, New Hampshire's cities and towns prepare to deal with the clean up.
Wet and heavy are the watchwords for this weekend's storm, which promises to dump up to a foot of the white stuff on New Hampshire.
Bill Boynton of the NH DOT says the state is preparing accordingly:
"There would be a lot of equipment checks today; make sure everything is in working order, check the quantity of supplies with salt and sand, which are in pretty good shape. And also just lining up schedules for the weekend. It's going to be essentially over time for everyone involved."
Bob Roy, Director of Manchester's Highway Department, says heavy snow poses problems for his fleet of plows:
"Heavier snow makes more stress on the trucks. It's harder to push, it's heavy, it's wet. The only good thing about it is that once you push it to the curb, it stands up straight."
The DOT and city highway departments urge residents to avoid traveling unless absolutely necessary and to obey city-wide parking bans.