FiOS1 NewsMar 12, 2018, 4:58 pm

Oyster Bay loads salt trucks that aim to pre-treat roads ahead of another snow event

Town supervisor says nearly 200 employees will work through storm


SYOSSET — The Town of Oyster Bay is preparing for another nor'easter expected to drop snow starting Monday night. At the highway department, crews are gearing up and getting their equipment ready to keep the roads as safe as possible for drivers. Crews are filling up trucks with sand and salt and will be pre-treating the roads starting Monday night to prevent icy conditions. Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor Joseph Saladino said drivers should expect roads to be messy and slippery. Saladino says nearly 200 town employees will be working through the storm. Crews have 6,000 tons of sand and salt. The highway department is making repairs to equipment used during the last storms, so everything is ready to go. Saladino says the fact that this is the third nor'easter in a row, it won't slow down their crews.

"Knowing that we would get some heavy storms and the fact that we didn't have many of these events in the earlier part of the year, we are prepared financially for this," Saldino said.

Saladino is urging drivers should use extra care Tuesday morning during their commute to work when things may be at their worst.

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