Newport News snow removal focuses on roads with moderate traffic

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by 13News Now

WVEC.com

Posted on January 31, 2014 at 7:52 AM

Updated Friday, Jan 31 at 8:00 AM

NEWPORT NEWS-With warmer weather coming to the ABC13 viewing area, public works crews hope to get a break from round-the-clock snow removal shifts.

"We've worked 12-hour shifts for the past three days since the storm started and we hope to be able to end that today," Jason Calvert with Newport News Public Works said during a live interview on 13News Now at Daybreak on Friday.

City crews continue to treat roadways with salt and sand, focusing now on Priority 3 streets.  Those are streets that have moderate traffic volume, according to the city's Snow Removal Plan.  

The plan identifies Priority 1, 2, and 3 streets - about 541 lane miles - that crews will clear with the city’s nine spreaders and 17 snow plows.

Calvert suggests drivers slow down and keep a safe distance between you and other vehicles, especially on the back streets, in case there are icy patches.

 

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