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Rotterdam plow crews hitting back at storm

Rotterdam plow crews hitting back at storm

'We haven't had many storms like this in a while'
Rotterdam plow crews hitting back at storm
Two plows in Saratoga Springs on Tuesday, March 14, 2017.
Photographer: ERICA MILLER

ROTTERDAM -- Town Highway Superintendent Larry LaMora said repetition was the plan: Once one of the town's 12 plows finishes its route, the driver takes a short break and then begins clearing snow from the streets a second time, then a third, then a fourth.

The town's crews began their work at 6:30 a.m. 

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"It's the only way we can stay on top of it," LaMora said, adding that people may have forgotten that clearing snow can take time, and can mean snow "walls" at the ends of driveways.

"We haven't had many storms like this in a while," LaMora said, adding he remembers years past when people had to deal with big snowstorms on a regular basis.

LaMora expected his 27-man crew would be on the job until late Tuesday night.

"I'd like to see them home before midnight, if I possibly can," he said. "I've got a feeling I'm going to need them all day tomorrow, too."

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