City street crew gears up for winter storm

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Bill Everhart said his crew with the Seymour Department of Public Works is ready to deal with the anticipated mix of rain, ice and snow.

"We've pretty much got everything ready to go," Everhart said Thursday morning. "We have four trucks with blades that are loaded with salt and we'll have a couple of pickups equipped with blades."

His crews could face 10- to 12-hour shifts depending upon how hard the storm hits, Everhart said.

As a pre-emptive measure, city crews are expected to spread salt on Burkart Boulevard because of the incline of that overpass and perhaps on a few main arteries, Everhart said. Starting this afternoon and into the night, the area is expected to receive a mix of rain, ice and snow with possible snow accumulations of 5 to 7 inches if not more.

"Then as the rain comes in, we'll watch to see as it starts turning to ice and then we'll hit the streets with some salt," he added. "As the snow comes in and starts to accumulate, we'll hit the streets with plows and try to stay ahead of it."

Trash and recycle routes in Seymour should be picked up as normally scheduled on Friday, Everhart said.

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