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Village Working to Keep Roads Clear

Cul-de-sac plowing program to begin late Thursday afternoon.

The village of plows are out in full force as the snow continues to pile up Thursday afternoon.

Jerry Weaver, director of  public works, said crews have been out since about 10 a.m. working to keep the roads clear. He said there are no real trouble spots in town as of 2 p.m., but that strong winds overnight could change that.

“Right now our biggest concern is what happens after midnight,” he said. "We'll work through the night to keep the roads clear."

As for the , Weaver said he anticipates the private firm the village hired to plow some 147 of the village’s cul-de-sacs will start their work late Thursday afternoon.

Meanwhile, all after-school activities for Thursday have been cancelled, including all athletic events. A determination if school will open Friday will be made by 6 a.m., said Kristine Liptrot, director of communications.

In Kendall County, the Sheriff’s Office is warning that county roads already are “excessively treacherous.”

“We want to advise everyone to travel only if you have to and if you do use extreme caution when driving,” said a news release from about noon. “The Sheriff’s Office has already received several reports of accidents and vehicle spin outs.”

The forecast for the next 24 hours includes a winter storm warning that is in effect until 9 a.m. Friday with up to 8-inches of accumulation and 30-40 mph winds predicted.

Paul L. January 13, 2012 at 12:46 PM
Leaving my house at 4am this morning and being the first snow fall, I think the village is doing a good job. My block was plowed twice, old post road looks very good. Douglas isn't too bad. However, the State needs to step up and plow rt. 34 better. Once you've passed 30/Hill street going east, the roads were in much better shape. Perhaps it's a different district.
Carol January 13, 2012 at 05:08 PM
Tewksbury CT serviced by Oswego's Public Works Department still needed snow removal as of 6AM this morning. We received partial snow removal and dumping snow within the Cul de Sac later this morning. Acccording to Jerry Weaver, snow dumping within the Cul de Sac is not supposed to happen. Guess they forgot to let the snow removal crew know. Service in the Cul de Sac's being cared for by the Village is still not very good.

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