As cleanup from the massive blizzard continues, Town of Babylon officials say their focus Monday is to target trouble spots on the roadways with plows and payloaders.
“While thankfully the temperature has warmed up today, we are still out in force working to clear the remaining snow and ice, as well as address the still dangerous road conditions,” Supervisor Rich Schaffer said in a statement. “I urge residents to continue to drive carefully, as in addition to layers of ice, the rain has caused additional flooding in spots.”
Sixteen Town trucks are on the roads targeting dead-ends, cleaning up corners and spreading salt and sand to prevent icing.
Three heavy duty Town payloaders, as well as three others operated by contractors, are currently working on clearing compacted layers of ice on the Town's main roads.
The Northeast section of Town, specifically Long Island Avenue and Acorn Street and near the Tanger Outlets in Deer Park, are some of the roads in need of the most clearing, officials said, adding that some businesses in the industrial area used their own equipment to push snow into the street, which compounded the amount snow and ice on the roadway.
The Town has already spread 300 tons of straight salt and 600 tons of a salt/sand mixture on the roadways. There were more than 130 plow vehicles on Town roads during the height of the storm.
The milder temperatures Monday are helping to loosen up some of the ice on the roads, making it easier to remove, officials said.
Residents can continue to call 311 to report trouble spots on the roads to the Town. That number is automatically routed to Public Safety department after business hours, officials said.