Preparing the roads for the next storm

NEW HAVEN,Conn. (WTNH)– New Haven residents are already snow weary and counting down the days until spring, just when we caught a short break the state is getting clobbered with more even snow.

City officials say they’re not taking any chances.

“We are preparing. This could be a storm up to 12 inches of snow or it could be a storm that has 4 inches and a lot of rain, and it looks like there’s no snow so we are over preparing, in case it’s the worst case scenario,” said Toni Harp, New Haven Mayor.

At the Emergency Operation Center, they’re working on scaling up their response.

“Everybody’s on board. They all know the drill. They know the plan,” said Rick Fontana, EOC Director.

The EOC has over one hundred cameras, giving them a bird’s eye view of the weather conditions in our area.

The emergency operations center has a good view of what’s going on with the view of downtown from their east rock camera.

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New Haven Public Works was loading up with salt, working over-time to keep the roads clear.

“Going down the side streets removing some of the snow that happened during the last storm and refilling snow barrels,” said Lynwood Dorsey, Public Works.

Workers are loading ten tons of salt of salt in a truck to treat the New Haven roads so you have a safer drive.

“We will put a layer of salt and sand down over the entire city and then from there as it accumulates we go straight to plowing operation,” said Doug Arndt, Public Works Director.

Crews are still dealing with the amount of snow that’s already on the city streets which is now frozen to the road.

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