City and county crews work to clean up snow

Updated: 01/02/2014 11:38 PM
Created: 01/02/2014 11:05 PM WHEC.com
By: Joangel Concepcion

Thursday evening's drive home was very slow going. You may be wondering what the road conditions will be like for the morning commute.

City officials say roads should be relatively clear. They say they are staying ahead of this storm and literally working around the clock to make sure the roads are safe for drivers.

News10NBC was out here earlier in the day and there was a lot of traffic on Route 490. In both directions, but at 11 p.m. there were very few drivers on the road and the visibility was pretty poor.

The efforts will continue into the morning since we are expecting more accumulation. Officials have been using the plows as their main tool since the salt isn't really effective for these conditions.

We asked city officials what resident could expect to see Friday morning.

"They should get up tomorrow morning and have clear street. Ready for business and ready to go about your chores," says Norman Jones, Commissioner of Environmental Services. "But anytime you have weather like this, you should always give yourself some extra time, drive a little slower. Do the proper things and reduce your speed and leave a little early."

City officials are also asking everyone to please follow parking regulations so that they can get the work done. If your car isn't parked correctly, you can affect the efforts.

More information on winter and snow parking rules can be found on the city's website at www.cityofrochester.gov/snowparkingrules. For more information on city snow plowing and salting efforts, visit www.cityofrochester.gov/snowplowing.


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