NH Crews Prep for Heavy Snow | NECN

NH Crews Prep for Heavy Snow



    (NECN: Justin Michaels, Salem, N.H.) - With Tuesday's storm, the Salem, N.H. Department of Public Works is entering its 36th primary salting operation of the season and its eighth plow operation.

    The operations manager says that is above normal, and winter is far from over.

    "We still have the rest of February to go, and March, as well," said Salem DPW Operations Manager Dave Wholley.

    This winter has been tough on everybody so far.

    Ted Puzniak is the maintenance manager at the Salem DPW. It is his responsibility to keep the trucks on the road and operating safely. It's a challenging job when you have two or three winter storms per week.

    "We use them so much that it's very hard to stay maintenance-wise because you've got back-to-back storms, and the hours, and the whole thing," said Puzniak.

    The battle plan for Tuesday afternoon is simple.

    "We want to make sure that the roads are safe for the kids to get out of school this afternoon and then start getting the roads as best we can for the evening commute as well," said Wholley. "It's also an important reminder to make people drive slow and take it easy out there and get home safe."

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