Uncategorized | 7:03 pm | January 31, 2011 | By Alon Harish

City preps for more snow

Even as the city continues to dig out of the last snowstorm, it is already preparing for the next one.

At a press conference at City Hall today, Mayor John DeStefano Jr. announced the city’s strategy for the impending mix of wintry weather. Plows are still completing snow removal from streets that were previously impassable, having already removed over 400 truckloads of snow. In anticipation of more snow mixed with sleet and freezing rain, DeStefano said crews will be dispersing throughout the city at 11 p.m. tonight to pre-treat intersections and steep inclines.

The city remains in a state of emergency.

“We’re moving from snow removal to being concerned about flooding and accidents,” DeStefano said.

The city forecasts two to six inches beginning at 6 a.m. tomorrow morning. Starting then, DeStefano said the city will aggressively enforce its parking ban on snow emergency routes and the odd side of 30 narrow streets announced to residents by phone. DeStefano encouraged residents to carpool or use public transit.

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