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Newtown snow plow preventative maintenance pays off

Sand and salt delivery has been spotty according to Newtown officials.  Public Works Director Fred Hurley says the town does use a mixture of the two, so they've been able to extend the supply, unlike towns that only use salt.  He too says the state has monopolized most of the salt that's been available.


Hurley says they plan for a five year average, which has been surpassed this season.  He is asking for more money to cover salt, sand and overtime.


He says the big question from residents his department has been fielding is--when will my road be plowed.  Hurley says the typical plow route is 11 or 12 miles and takes a number of hours for one cycle.  Hurley says there has been a truck or two out on occasion, but for the most part preventative maintenance has paid off. 


The fleet, for the most part, has been able to stay on the roads continuously.

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