Keeping Roads Clear of Snow Easier Said Than Done - NECN

Keeping Roads Clear of Snow Easier Said Than Done



    Keeping roads clear of snow easier said than done

    Plow drivers in Worcester were kept busy with the slushy storm (Published Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014)

    (NECN: Katelyn Tivnan, Worcester, Mass.) - It's a long and snowy road for plow driver Paul Green. He started plowing streets in central, Mass. late Thursday night, and says there's no end in sight.

    "It's tough, need to be well organized and have plenty of food and coffee," said Green.

    Despite continued efforts to keep roads clear, he says most of the day it was a job easier said than done.

    "It's only getting worse it seems like as soon as we clean it up it comes down again and needs to be done again so the place we just did going to have to come back and do it again in two hours," said Green.

    A frustration felt by many drivers on the roads in Millbury.

    "Very heavy snow, slushy, just slippery basically been going like 30 miles an hour so I'm doing OK," said driver Kevin Prior.

    Cars had a hard time navigating the slippery conditions on highways and side streets. Worcester police say they responded to more than 20 accidents between 6 a.m. and 1 p.m.

    The state says they have close to 3,000 pieces of equipment on the roads trying to clean-up.

    Scott Corbin has been out all day plowing streets and trying to keep his car lot clear. He says it was a difficult task, not to mention an expensive one.

    "We have to have it removed and have it trucked out these storms cost local business owners a lot of money," said Corbin.

    Money Green says he's happy to see this winter.

    "Seeing a lot more money than last winter so ya, I'm happy about it," said Green.