Springfield DPW crews working 24/7 to cleanup snow

Crews will be salting and sanding roads until Friday

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The main roads are clear in the City of Springfield, but some residents are still waiting for Department of Public Works crews to completely clear side streets after Tuesday’s Nor-easter dumped 18 inches of snow on the City.

Traffic was moving well on Main Street, Sumner Avenue and Belmont Avenue on Wednesday; 3 of the City’s busiest arteries. However, it’s the side streets that still need some attention. On Aschunet Avenue, which is off of Main Street, several residents told 22News they don’t believe the DPW did a good job clearing their street.

Rich Herbert said, “This has been a very unpleasant experience. I think that the City could really be doing more about this road, especially since it comes off the main road. It wouldn’t take more than a few minutes to plow the whole thing.”

DPW director Chris Cignoli mobilized 162 plow trucks for the cleanup. Before the storm, he told 22News that the main streets would be their top priority, and then residential streets would be cleared.

Benjamin Valez, who lives on Acushnet Avenue, said, “They plow all the snow in front of our driveways and they pack it really deep. So it’s really hard to shovel out. It takes a couple of days to shovel out, if not, a swollen back.”

DPW crews will continue to work round the clock until Friday. If your street still needs to be plowed, call 311 to let them know.

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