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FRAMINGHAM – It may be raining today, but snow will be coming soon.

The City of Framingham is looking for a few more plow drivers for the 2022-23 winter season.

“We are short about 10-15 contracted pieces of equipment,” said Framingham Highway Director Kathryn Ronconi.

The City of Framingham is seeking plowing contractors, including 4x4s, 6-wheel trucks, 10-wheel trucks, backhoes, and loaders.

“Depending on the type of vehicle or equipment, the rates range from $110 to $309,” said Ronconi.

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Besides the shortage of contracted employees, the Framingham Department of Public Works is down about 45 individuals headed into the snow season.

“About 45 individuals, involved in the Snow and Ice program, including supervisor staff, administrative staff, and laborers are no longer with the program” since the 2020 season. That is a combination of retirements, vacancies, etc.

Individuals interested in contract work, should contact the Highway Division at 508-532-6030.

Mayor Charlie Sisitsky told SOURCE he is worried that less contractors and snow & ice crew could mean a longer delay in clear roads & street and sidewalks in snowstorms.

“We may get the streets and road cleared, but with fewer people we may not get the sidewalks done as quickly as we have in the past,” said the Mayor. “And that could impact the schools.”

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Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.