GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- In advance of this weekend's impending snow storm, Greenburgh Town Supervisor, Paul Feiner has asked that residents stay safe and follow several simple instructions to ensure the well-being of all.
According to Feiner, the town has been prepared for snowfall since November. Specific to this forecasted snow event, public works has brined the streets as a first response, filled the town's salt shed and prepped the 35 to 40 DPW trucks for action.
The latest information is trending toward snow to begin early Saturday morning with only 1 to 3 inches by morning. Heavier snow may continue through mid-day Saturday, and by Saturday evening a total accumulation of 7 to 13 inches is possible. As it is a coastal storm, the greater accumulations are trending closer to NYC. Experts say a change of 10 miles can make a significant change in the expected accumulation amounts.
According to Feiner, the Greenburgh Police monitor roadway conditions and when they feel conditions are deteriorating, they alert the town's General Foreman, who then calls crews to work. Generally, the Highway Department will dispatch crews to first salt all the roadways during the first few inches of snowfall. As the snow continues, they begin plowing when two to three inches of snow has accumulated on the streets.
"We do ask that residents do not make unnecessary trips, do not park your car in the street, and be aware of the Town plowing operations," said Feiner. "When using a snow blower, direct the snow back onto your grassy areas, if plowing the driveway, don’t push the snow into the street - the DPW plows will just push that snow back."
Over the course of the storm, plow operators continue to plow the accumulating snow. Each truck has an assigned route, to make sure all roads throughout the town are addressed. "We ask residents to please be patient," said Feiner. "We plow over 135 miles road and aim to have at least one pass of the plow on all roadways during the storm."
"Feel free to contact me anytime during the duration of the storm," he said. "Your concerns are ours. I check my emails every few minutes and try to respond almost immediately to every complaint or concern that I receive."
Supervisor Feiner's cell phone is 914-438-1343, home phone is 914-478-1219 and email is firstname.lastname@example.org.