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Cities prep for upcoming snow


PITTSFIELD, Mass. - The Berkshires are expected to end up with some of the highest snow totals and strongest winds during Friday's snow, so Pittsfield City leaders are making plans to keep the roads safe.

All day Thursday, the City's Department of Public Works has been tuning up their equipment and testing the snow plows to make sure everything is running smoothly on Friday. They have a stockpile of more than 600 tons of salt and sand to use on the roads if needed. 

"We all know what we're doing. We have a good staff, the staff is well trained and we're really prepared for the worst. In the end we win, the roads will be cleared. In three to four days it will be like it never happened," said Peter Bruneau, Highway Superintendent.

In Troy, the DPW crews are also ready to hit the streets when the storm hits. City crews were busy Thursday loading up the trucks with salt for the roads and making sure the trucks are running properly.

City officials in Troy say they have a surplus of salt from last winter, so they have plenty to go around.

For a list of snow emergencies, click here.

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