Tons Of Snow Trucked Away From One West Carthage Street

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Cutting through the crud.

It was an all hands on deck job for the West Carthage Department of Public Works. 

The job shut down Bridge Street for hours and the mayor ordered it because of what the street looked like earlier in the day.

"It's pretty rough after yesterday and not getting the snow off quickly enough. It's real bumpy and a rough ride right now," said Mayor Scott Burto.

Crews cut through inches of snow on the road, took feet off snow banks, and hauled away tons of snow.

"It's a pain. Fortunately we didn't get too hard. The Blizzard of '77 was even better. But there's a lot of snow here," said Adam Lundquist, assistant chief for the West Carthage Fire Department.

And it's not just Bridge Street that's packed with snow.

Side streets are narrowed with monster snow banks.

As residents fought to dig out, one thing came to mind.

"I was around for the Blizzard of '77. I was little then, I remember it, but I don't have to do a lot of this. No, I don't remember this much snow," said Jack Donato of West Carthage.

The job isn't over yet. 

Crews still have work to do on Bridge Street and so does everybody else because a yard of snow may fall in a day or two, but it doesn't go away that quickly.
 

Friday, October 24, 2014
, Watertown, NY

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