Berlin has dispatched all Public Works Highway employees in addition to help from other department staff as drivers of theTown's 12 large dump trucks, two smaller dump trucks and two pickup trucks.
"We have also ordered in our Cul-De-Sac contractor and have our additional plow contractor for regular Town roads on standby," Public Works Director Art Simonian said.
Road salt is stock piled however it will be used as necessary mostly at the beginning and end of the snow storm unless specifically needed further in certain areas.
"With the storm intensity anticipated over the next 12 hours we plan on continuously plowing roads to keep up with the significant snowfall," Simonian said. "With that said, due to highwinds expected to cause snowfall drifts and blowing back into the roadways, travel is not advised until after the storm is completed. We also remind residents and businesses when removing snow from their parking lots and driveways that it does not enter the Town's roadways, sidewalks which severely impedes our cleanup operation. Doing so creates a hazard and can result in a warning and fine from the police department."
A parking ban has been in effect since late Thursday night and will remain so until further notice.