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City crews plowed snow 24/7 during storms

 

January 6, 2022

Gordon Weeks

A City of Shelton employee last week plows snow off Shelton Springs Road near the city's northwest border. The city owns four snowplows, one road grader and one de-icer. Crews of four or five employees worked six-hour shifts 24 hours a day.

For more than a week, City of Shelton public works crews worked around the clock de-icing streets, plowing snow and dropping sand to help motorists navigate an extended snap of snow, freezing rain and ice.

"They've been grinding it out," Mike Albaugh, the city public works department's maintenance supervisor, said Tuesday.

"We've definitely been keeping up to the best of our abilities," he added.

The city owns four snowplows, one road grader and one de-icer. Crews of four or five employees worked six-hour shifts 24 hours each day. Each crew had a leader ready to adapt plans to the changing...



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