Photo by Fritz Rethage  ·    Posted January 26, 2005

DPW Does A Great Job ... Again!
Scenes Around Snowy Heights

As the alert for the first blizzard of the season, the Department of Public Works was prepared with all plows and salt spreaders loaded by noon on Saturday, January 22, 2005.

That evening the pre-planning -- plow -- salt and snow removal -- went into action.

The town was set up into four sections: two-truck teams with plows and spreaders covering the north, central and south sections.

The roads on the hill from Terrace to Rt. 17 were handled by front end loaders.

Smaller "mason's style" dump trucks took care of boro property, cul de sacs and dead end streets.

The curb-to-curb plowing service was accomplished in part by the no on-street parking from 2 a.m. to 6 a.m. rule.

On Sunday morning after the snow was plowed, salt was then applied to the roads as needed.

Snow removal began on Sunday evening with the schools and churches being done first, followed by the sidewalks and curbs along the Boulevard Business District. ######

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The DPW yard just as the snow began to fall Saturday afternoon with (top) the plows and spreaders on standby and (botttom) plenty of road salt ready in the shed. Trucks to the right are used for snow removal.

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The Boulevard in front of the High School looking towards Williams Avenue on Sunday Morning.

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The Boulevard at La Salle Avenue looking towards Kipp Avenue on Sunday Morning.

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Oak Grove behind Hitchcock Field looking south towards Kipp Avenue on Sunday Morning.

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Salting Williams Avenue & The Boulevard Sunday morning

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Salting the hill on Pasadena Avenue above Terrace

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Plowing the Boulevard in front of Boro Hall.

Winter Snow Storms ...

:   Plowing Circle Christmas Day 2002
DPW plowing The Boulevard December 6, 2003 [1][2]
HHFD Ladder Company responding to call Dec. 14, 2003 [900k]

Winter Said Hello February 12 2006

First Major Snow of the Season  December 9, 2005
Presidential Surprise February 21, 2005
DPW Does A Great Job... Again!   January 22, 2005
Scenes Around Snowy Heights January 23, 2005

March Blast   March 16, 2004
Snow Storm   January 28, 2004

Snow Storm  December 14, 2003
Back-to-back Storm Storms  December 5-6, 2003
Blizzard '03  Feb. 17, 2003     Spring Surprise  April 7. 2003

  2002-2003 -- First snow Dec. 5, 2002      White Christmas 2002  
2001-2002 -- Around Town   January 20, 2002
2000-2001 -- The (Almost) Storm of Century  March 4-5, 2001
       Around Town Photos January 2001
Holiday Snow Storm Dec. 30, 2000  [Photos][Woodland Park]
  1999-2000 -- First Snow of the Century Jan. 20, 2000
[Photos][Woodland Park]


Early Storms
Big pre-December 10th snowstorms since 1949
Measurmeents at Newark Liberty Airport
Source: NE Regional Climatic Data Center, Ithaca, NY

Dec. 5-6, 2003 15.9
Dec. 3-4, 1957 13.3
Dec. 5, 2002 8.0
Nov. 22-23, 1989 5.7
Dec. 2-3, 1952 4.8
Dec.8-9, 1958 4.5
Dec. 5-6, 1985 3.7



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