Parts of Massachusetts were covered in snow Saturday morning after a winter storm that began Friday night. But how are the roads?
Before heading out, the Springfield Department of Public Works has a online snow tracking map Which shows the city streets that have been plowed.
The department cautions that the map “is not intended to be a ‘real-time’ depiction of DPW’s snow plowing activities, but rather a visual representation of the extent to which City roadways are plowed.”
The city said the map is updated every 2 to 3 hours during snow plowing.
It took the city about 12 hours to clear all roads from Tuesday’s snowstorm. It said that for snowfall between 4 and 6 inches, it usually takes them “12-15 hours to complete the plowing within the entire city.” For large amounts of snowfall, it can take up to 20 hours for the city to complete.
Springfield has over 800 streets and approximately 1,100 miles of roads that are formed by the city. They currently have 105 private contractors for snow removal, but need about 150.
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