Friday, 11 February 2011 00:00
Supervisor Jon Kaiman, Councilman Fred L. Pollack and the North Hempstead Town Board announced that the Town’s Highway Department hosted a giant “snow melting” at the Port Washington LIRR Parking Lot recently to reduce the level of obstruction caused by large piles of snow on Town streets and in parking lots.
According to Supervisor Kaiman, the focus will be on commercial corridors and parking lots. “We may not be able to keep the snow out of our town, but we can make some of it disappear without waiting for the sun to do the job for us,” said Supervisor Kaiman.
Councilman Pollack added, “With record setting snowfall this winter season, the town will look to utilize all options to ensure our roads are clear and safe for our residents.”
North Hempstead’s Highway crews trucked snow to the Port Washington site over the weekend. There, the snow was dumped into a giant snow melting machine, which is capable of melting about 150 tons of snow an hour.