Otsego County Highway Crew prepares for more snow

One of the big factors in getting through these heavy snowfalls is making sure the crew is rested and machines ready to go.

Posted: Mar 6, 2018 5:16 PM

The crew at the Otsego County Highway Department is gassing up their trucks and making all the little repairs to make it through another storm. Deputy Highway Superintendent Richard Brimmer tells us one of the big factors in getting through these heavy snowfalls is making sure the crew is rested and machines ready to go.

"We’ve been lucky that we had a little break you know last week where the weather was pretty good beforehand because we got caught up on stuff. We got caught up on a little bit of maintenance."

Emergency Services Coordinator Art Klingler has been keeping an eye on the forecast, but isn’t prepared to start shutting down roads like Main Street just yet.

"We’ll monitor if we have a need for issuing travel advisories or whatever. We work in conjunction with the sheriff’s office and the county board in doing that, and then we just proceed from there, and we’ll make a planned attack when we know what we’re dealing with."

Back at the Highway garage Richard Brimmer is hoping to have all his equipment repaired and road ready.

"Every time we get a snowstorm we 1,2, 3 breakdown, and when you don’t have that spare it really hurts."

"We should be pretty well set for this one. We have a continuous supply of salt coming in and our sand pile is in pretty good shape. Our plow trucks, we have one that I hope is getting done right here shortly, and other that that we should be… we should have everything up and running for tomorrow ready for it when it comes."

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