Friday, February 22, 2013

"the end is in sight"

In the round up of DPW preparations for the forecasted winter storm this weekend, Franklin is referenced:

In Franklin, Deacon Perrotta, director of operations, said the snow budget for this fiscal year came in at just over $900,000, and as of Feb. 17, immediately after the blizzard stopped, the town had spent about $635,000. 
He estimated a storm with 6-inches of snow costs around $118,000, which includes pre-treating the ground, eight hours of plowing, and then sanding the roadways after the storm. 
"Franklin is like the ‘Twilight Zone’ of weather forecasting," he said. "We’re either getting 6 inches or 2 feet, and we’re never in a spot that’s easy to predict."

Read more: http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/news/x1522326831/The-regions-DPW-crews-brace-for-winters-next-blast#ixzz2Lce8bHrd

The winter storm plan as presented to the Town Council in January recently can be found here
http://www.franklinmatters.org/2013/01/franklin-dpw-winter-road-treatments-and.html

The 2012 version can be viewed here
http://www.franklinmatters.org/2010/10/live-reporting-dpw-snow.html

The 2009 version can be viewed here
http://www.franklinmatters.org/2009/01/dpw-presentation-on-snow-removal.html