Road crews hard at work as storm continues

February 07, 2018 06:58 PM

When it is all said and done, parts of the Capital Region could get a foot of snow. Road crews continue their marathon job of trying to keep the roads clear. Meanwhile, there are some things you can do to help.

"Make sure that if you have elderly neighbors or people who have issues with mobility that they have the resources that they need," urged Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan. "Also, the other thing we stress is keeping those sidewalks clear."

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"We ask residents to please not plow, shovel, or snow blow snow into the street," advised Dan Mirabile, DGS commissioner. "It makes for an unsafe situation in the streets and when the plows come by, it's only going one place – back to the curb line."

The state Department of Transportation is ready with its trucks that carry 35 tons of salt each and a massive plow used on I-90.

"We've got 191 trucks here, just in the Greater Capital Region ready," noted Bryan Viggiani with the NYS DOT. "That includes some resources we've allocated from Long Island that have come up to help us today."

There are 2,800 tons in the city of Albany alone.

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