During the winter season, the department manages & dispatches salting and plowing operations. The severity of a storm dictates the response as to the number and type of vehicles dispatched to ensure motorist safety. Private hires assist municipal personnel in clearing snow-covered roadways. Main arteries, hills and critical care facilities are priorities. Secondary residential streets are then serviced.
Please be patient during storms. As a general rule-of-thumb, three to four hours are required for municipal personnel to reach secondary streets. If a life threatening medical emergency occurs, please contact the police or fire department. Their dispatch personnel will contact the DPW for immediate dispatch of snow removal equipment.