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Sanitation Officials Prepare for Snow Storm

Saturday, December 19, 2009

The city's Sanitation Department says it's ready for a lot of snow. Deputy Commissioner Vito Turso says since the summer, salt stockpiles and plow trucks have been equipped for the winter weather.

TURSO: right now our weather forecasting services are telling us that we could be looking at a very very significant snowfall on the 6000-mile of New York City streets.

The storm is supposed to drop 6 to 12 inches of snow from the middle of Saturday to late Sunday morning.

Turso says crews are on twelve-hour shifts for continuity of service. More than two-thousand trucks are outfitted with plows to clear streets and highways.

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