Otsego County Highway Department staying on top of snowfall

Crews in Cooperstown were out clearing the streets and sidewalks and digging out cars.

Posted: Feb 12, 2019 5:16 PM

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- In Otsego County Tuesday, the highway department is busy staying on top of the snowfall.

Crews in Cooperstown were out clearing the streets and sidewalks and digging out cars.

It's a tough job, no matter the county, but in an area as large and rural as Otsego, there is a formula, and timeline, to follow to keep the operation running efficiently.

"It's tough. Most of our beats are two to three hours and during the day you have a lot more traffic and you have to plow your intersections when it's snowing like this so it takes longer. But we manage – usually two to three hours,” said Otsego County Deputy Superintendent Richard Brimmer.

The highway department recommends that drivers slow down and be mindful of the plows.

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