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Plows take to the streets amid winter storm

January 19, 2019 11:16 PM

Snow patrol is well underway in the Town of Gates.

Officials have been preparing all week for this blast of winter.

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They have been stocking up on salt and now crews are hitting the major roads and up next are the side streets.

The highway department will be out all night clearing the roads.

The frigid temperatures make it hard for the salt to stick to the roads but there is a solution.

"We have a special salt mixture that helps combat the lower temperatures and it usually works in these temperatures," explained Gates Highway Superintendent, Kurt Rappazzo. "The wind chill Sunday will be interesting but we will keep on the roads, keep them clear that's what we'll be looking for."

Officials remind drivers to give the plows and salt trucks extra room to do their jobs.

If you see a road that needs to be plowed call your town's highway department.

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