WORCESTER, MA (WBZ-AM) -- The City of Worcester is already laying down a coating of de-icer on the main roads and steep hills.
However, it's not the number of inches of snow but a number of other factors that concern Paul Moosey, Worcester Department of Public Works Director, as the storm approaches
Right now, he's looking at a duration of up to 24 hours, followed by 8-10 hours of post-storm clean-up
#Worcester DPW Commissioner Paul Moosey will deploy up to 370 pieces of equipment to clear the cities' 500-plus miles of streets. De-icing operations began at 3:30PM Tuesday. pic.twitter.com/bMNzfATMe3— Lana Jones (@Lanawbz) March 6, 2018
A big plus is the fact that there's no snow on the ground right now to get in the way of the new stuff.
Moosey tells WBZ NewsRadio1030’s Lana Jones that up to 370 pieces of snow-fighting equipment are at the ready to clear Worcester 500 miles of public roads.
And while Moosey says the heaviness of the snow, the duration of the storm and driving conditions are concerning he’s not worried about the cost of snow removal.
It’s been a relatively tame season so far. He says he still has half his snow budget available.
School age children living in Worcester get a snow day Wednesday and the City and, the cities' parking ban is scheduled to go into effect at 8-AM due to the heavy snow that's expected thru the afternoon and into the evening.
WBZ NewsRadio1030's Lana Jones reports.