Town of Ramapo, New York
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Storm Update from Town of Ramapo's Superintendent of Highways

In anticipation of the storm today, the Town of Ramapo Highway Dept started this morning at 4:00 A.M. salting all roads. Snow fall was light through most of the morning but picked up with a huge force around 1:00 P.M.intensifying more and more as the day went on.
Major problems we encountered were downed trees and wires all over the Town and Villages. The snow was wet and hard to push and coupled with the amount that fell made plowing very difficult. It is critical that the public stay off the roads during storms such as this one, for both their safety and to allow plow trucks to do their job efficiently and effectively. The Highway Dept. crews work very hard in storms like these with long hours and need to ensure the safety of residents and motorists as they plow. As of 8:30 P.M. the snow has tapered off and we will continue to work through most of the night to further clear all roads. During storms we maintain close contact and communication with both the Ramapo Police, O & R, to clear roads of trees, provide barricades to block off streets, and maintain open roads.
While final statistics of this storm are not in yet we anticipate final snowfall amounts to reach close to 20”, countless downed trees, and numerous downed wires such as electrical, cable and telephone. I would say the worst hit areas were Montebello and Route 202; North of the Town, and Pomona.
Fred Brinn
Superintendent of Highways
Town of Ramapo
26 Pioneer Avenue
Tallman, N.Y. 10982
Twitter @FredBrinn

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