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Posted on: December 5, 2022

DPW Public Notice Snow & Ice Season

DPW Winter Press Release 12.05.22

Sanding / Salting Operations:  Most snow and ice operations will initiate with salting / sanding.  Approximately 9 pieces of town salting / sanding equipment will be used with each piece being dispatched to a pre-assigned route.  

 Plowing Operations:  Plowing operators generally begin when snow accumulates to depths of 2” with additional accumulation forecast.

 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 and 27 private contractor pieces.  Each piece is dispatched to a pre-assigned route for the plowing operation.

 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 cleaning snow from their cars, driveways or walls into 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 2022-2023.  For further information, you may contact Tom Cullen, D.P.W Director or Rich Sullivan, D.P.W. Deputy Director at (781) 786-5100 or email at

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