How Franklin County handled its first snow fall

Homeowners were busy clearing snow from sidewalks and driveways

GREENFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Greenfield Department of Public Works crews were hard at work early Tuesday morning clearing the roads from Franklin County’s first snowfall.

Homeowners were busy as well, clearing snow from their sidewalks and driveways. “This isn’t really bad, but the first one is the hard one to get everybody back in the groove. So they got to get up at 1 a.m., be on the road, but they’re all out there working,” said Brian Barlow and owns a snow plowing company.

Greenfield residents are officially dealing with winter rules now. Parking is prohibited on the main streets and town parking lots between 1 and 6 a.m. Also, if you own property off of a public sidewalk, it’s your responsibility to remove the snow within 24-hours after a snow storm.

Trash and recycling isn’t picked up on snow days. However, after a snow storm, it’s important to make sure your trash and recycling is accessible. If it’s behind a snow bank, it won’t be collected. Property owners are also expected to clear a two-foot wide path of snow to and around fire hydrants.

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