FRAMINGHAM – The first of December brought the first snowfall of the season.
Framingham Highway Director Dan Nau said he has about 102 pieces of equipment on the road to clear the roads.
Nau said the City is down contractors.
As of 9:55 p.m., Nau said Framingham has about 5 inches of snow.
Nau said he is watching the rain/sleet line carefully, and it was just west of Boston around 10 p.m.
If Framingham started to get sleet and ice, Nau said he will need to use more salt to get the roads to bare pavement.
Framingham Superintendent of Schools Bob Tremblay said at 8;30 p.m. that he would not make a decision on school for Monday until the morning.
Nau said Framingham could get another 2-4 inches or snow or just another 1-2 inches of snow, tonight into the morning.
But Nau said he is more worried that this is a long-duration snowstorm.
“There will be a lull in the action and then we will get the second batch of snow tomorrow,” said Nau, who said he needs to find time to give the drivers a break in between the storms.
Once the roads are cleared, then work on the sidewalks begins.
Nau said he is also concerned about the morning commute and the roads.
As of 9:55 p.m., Framingham DPW plans to pick up trash, recyclables and brush curbside. He said the brush is a low priority and could be picked up later.
Asked what residents could do?
“Stay off the roads, so the plows can clear the roads,” said Nau.