Here is the latest update from the Department of Public Works on snow operations throughout Melrose.
- DPW has deployed ten pieces of equipment into the neighborhood routes. This covers roughly 1/3 of our routes. The plan will be to rotate the working group throughout the city for the remainder of the day and this evening.
- DPW has three two-man crews constituting of a plow and machine handling emergency calls throughout the city. Examples of these include dead ends streets with blocked driveways, hills issues, restricted entries and high snow banks causing visibility issues.
- DPW has three employees in tractors continuing to work on clearing sidewalks in our sidewalk program routes.
- DPW has crews working at widening routes for public safety. The team has just completed work on Franklin Street and is transitioning to West Foster Street.
- A smaller crew is also continuing their work in the schools. DPW custodians are cleaning walkways and also assessing roofs for ventilation purposes and in anticipation of rain tomorrow.
- DPW crews are in the cemetery preparing for two funerals tomorrow.
- A crew of eight are working on major intersections.
- There is a four person crew working to prepare the Library and Memorial Hall for opening tomorrow morning.
- Crews are continuing working in municipal parking lots.
- The water crew has completed a temporary repair on the two water breaks on Upham at Rowe Street. This crew has now re-joined snow operations. The crew will complete a more permanent repair later this week.
In total, DPW has a staff of 70-75 employees working throughout the city on all of these various tasks. Our office is open and residents are encouraged to call 781-665-0142 with issues.