MassDOT: 2800 crews on highways, doing their best

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March 19, 2013, 7:49 am
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(NECN) – Frank DePaola, administrator for the highway division for MassDOT, joins us by phone to talk about Tuesday’s storm.

He says there are about 2800 crews out on the highways, doing their best to keep them clear.

If you’re going to drive, you need to reduce your speed, stay behind the vehicles in front of you and don’t drive distracted.

DePaola says they watch weather forecast and radar to determine how they will do things. They treat the roads with salt and icing chemicals before the snow or precipitation starts falling. Then the trucks are kept in a cycle until they start to see snow fall. As they start plowing, they bring in additional crews to keep the roads as clear as possible.

Watch the attached video for more.

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