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Saratoga County snow crews to cover 365 miles of road

November 16, 2018 01:09 AM

Public works and highway departments all across the region spent much of Thursday checking their trucks and equipment so they can keep up with the storm.

You can't predict. You've just got to be ready for anything. That's what Commissioner of Public Works Keith Manz said for Saratoga County on Thursday.

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One of the challenges they face up there is how different the weather can be from the southern parts of the county to the northern areas.

County crews will cover 365 miles of roads using 23 trucks.

Manz says they typically go through about 1,000 tons of salt per storm. He says the crews will be on standby, but don't start putting salt down until after the roads get a little coat on them. He says that helps the salt and snow bond together and helps prevent freezing.

NewsChannel 13 also checked with the town of Clifton Park. They have 24 trucks, 30 employees -- and have been getting ready for this since September.

They were getting their salt supply replenished Thursday after using some up on Wednesday. Superintendent of Highways Dahn Bull says when they place an order, they'll get about 12 to 15 truckloads of salt delivered.

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