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Posted on: January 9, 2019

Weston Public Works' Snow and Ice Season Operations

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Weston's Department of Public Works strives to keep roadways, or parts thereof, sufficiently clear of ice and snow and reasonably safe for public travel within 24-hours of initiating its removal operation. To learn more, please continuing reading below and visit weston.org/snow


Sanding / Salting Operations 

Most snow and ice operations will begin with salting/sanding the roadways.  Approximately 9 pieces of town equipment will be used during this operation with each piece dispatched to a pre-assigned route. 


Plowing Operations

Plow operators generally begin when snow accumulates to depths of 2 inches and additional accumulation is forecasted.


For a plowable event, the town is divided into three sections each with an individual supervisor.  There are approximately 52 pieces of snow-fighting equipment: 25 town-owned and 27 private contractor pieces.  Each piece is dispatched to a pre-assigned route.


Clearing Your Driveway / Cars

During a long snow event, a plow may initially make just a single pass down your street to keep the road passable until the final clean-up is completed.  To avoid having to clear your driveway several times, please wait until plowing operations are complete before clearing your driveway.  


Residents are prohibited from clearing snow from their cars, driveways or walls into public roadway areas.


Damages

The town will not be held liable for damages incurred by plowed, thrown or moved snow and ice as the result of normal plowing operations. 


Comments and Questions

The above is an abbreviated version of the Department of Public Works’ Standard Operating Procedures for the Snow and Ice Control Program: Winter 2018 - 2019. For further information, please see the following on the Town's website at Weston.org/Snow:

  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Snow Policies and Laws
  • Snow Response and Plans
  • Winter Tips 

You may also contact Tom Cullen, DPW Director or Rich Sullivan, DPW Deputy Director at 781-786-5100 or email at cullen.t[at]westonmass.org.

Weston.org/Snow
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