DPW Readies for Third Storm in Three Weeks
City workers will begin salting the roads around 7 p.m.
Department of Public Works crews are getting ready for the third snowstorm in three weeks.
Doug Rillo, supervisor of the roads department, said DPW has 200 tons of salt and 200 more tons of a sand and salt mixture ready to for the storm which is expected to drop anywhere from six to 14 inches on the area.
Six salt spreaders, six plows and several more pick-up trucks with plow attachments will be plowing an salting more than 70 lanes miles of road in Summit over the next day.
But Superintendent of Schools Dr. Nathan Parker said no decision has been made yet as to whether or not schools will remain open tomorrow.
"It looks like it’s going to be a pretty significant storm," he said.
NJ Transit has already announced a system-wide cross-honoring starting at 7 p.m. tonight and lasting throughout the day tomorrow. The National Weather Service had issued a winter storm warning that will remain in effect from 7 p.m. tonight until 6 p.m. Wednesday.
Nanette Kryston, co-owner of Kryston's Hardware, said that shovels and ice melt are selling fast.
" Some shovels and ice melt left with more shovels and ice melt arriving tomorrow," said. "Hopefully."
Superintendent of DPW Paul Cascais encourages residents to not park their cars on the roads tonight as it will make it difficult for plows to get by.
In addition, overnight parking in open municipal lots is prohibited when streets are snow covered. Registered overnight parking permit holders should park in the Broad Street or Tier Garages.
Residents should also remember it is their responsibility to shovel and salt sidewalks in front of their property and to remind contractors to plow snow out of the roadway, past the curbline or gutter.