City ‘hopes’ to have snow-covered streets plowed, schools open, by Tuesday

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Snow Emergency declared for Feb. 9 starting at 7 p.m.

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MANCHESTER, NH — The Manchester Public Works Department issued the following statement on Feb. 9, calling for another snow emergency and advising residents of continued constraints on city snow removal resources:

Feb. 9, 2015

We are expecting the snow to stop shortly after midnight tonight and I will be calling a Snow Emergency beginning at 7 p.m. tonight.

Today, all plow routes are covered with equipment manned by refuse employees and other available personnel. Our “main” crew will be back in tonight to clean up the streets. It is our hope to have the streets plowed, school & downtown sidewalks cleared and school yards open for tomorrow morning.

There is no trash or recycling being collected today. Monday’s collection will be one day late and Tuesday through Friday should expect delays.

Due to the continuous snow storms, we have not had much opportunity to remove snow from streets. If there are any breaks in the weather, of some duration, we will consider snow removal operations. In the meantime, I anticipate posting No Parking signs on many of the narrow streets.

Kevin Sheppard

Public Works Director

For those whose hearts, minds, jobs or family live south of our NH border, the latest reports are calling the winter of 2015 in the Boston area “pretty much unprecedented,” including the fun fact about snow totals and Gillette Stadium. Click the link for an overview of that city’s snow woes.

In Massachusetts alone since last month’s blizzard struck, state workers have removed enough snow to fill Gillette Stadium 90 times over, Gov. Charlie Baker told reporters Monday morning, calling the situation “pretty much unprecedented.”

It’s the third major snowstorm in nearly two weeks, and parts of Massachusetts have already seen over 60 inches of snowfall, Baker said, warning it would cause challenges for the state.

Baker ordered non-emergency state employees to stay at home.

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