Joe Lynch, Director of the Milton Department of Public Works, and his employees are in for a long weekend. Heavy snow, up to 30 inches here in Milton, is expected to fall in New England, beginning Friday morning and concluding Saturday evening.
On Thursday afternoon, the DPW was finishing up checking the 24 snow plow routes through Milton. Final repairs on equipment were being completed and backup plows and staff were secured, Lynch explained as he checked emails and fielded phone calls from his Randolph Avenue office.
“We have all the routes fully covered,” Lynch said, full coverage means 72 trucks on the roads and another dozen to clear parking lots and municipal property.
Aside from the volume of snow, the DPW is gearing up for the expected 30-hour duration of the storm.
Once the snow stops and crews clear the two or more feet of snow, they will have to contend with wind that could cause drifts up to five feet high.
“We’re still facing another 30 hours of clean up,” Lynch said.
Though skies are expected to be clear after the storm, Lynch is advising drivers to stay off the roads during and after Winter Storm Nemo.
“We really hope people stay home,” said Lynch, explaining that traffic will just slow the clean up process.
An on-street parking ban has been implemented for all of Milton until Monday morning.