Canton DPW Finishes Cleanup From Thursday Storm

The Canton Department of Public Works is working to finish cleanup from Thursday’s storm before another round of snow showers move through Monday.

The department was out working on snow piles in the downtown area of Collinsville starting at 4 a.m. Monday. They warn residents cleanup may last until 7 a.m., but they’re shooting to have everything cleared and salted by 6 a.m.

It’s taking six plows to get the job done.

As they are collecting the snow, they are placing it into trucks that will be dumped at the Mill Pond Recreation Center.

Crews asked that anyone heading downtown before 7 a.m. not to park on the roads, and instead, use the parking lot at Town Hall.

The highway foreman explained they waited until Monday to give their crews a rest after the snow, and to avoid working in the frigid cold this weekend.

"We needed some rest. With the cold temperatures that we had this weekend, we couldn’t have done it any sooner. We had some problems with some of the equipment jamming up and stuff like that," said Highway foreman Tom Richardson.

Another round of snow is expected Monday, but it won’t have the impact Thursday had – the NBC Connecticut meteorologists are forecasting a coating of less than an inch across the state.

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