GENESEO — It’s been a long cold snowy winter, and the Town Board has noticed.
The Geneseo Town Board discussed the conditions of the roads and how to stay prepared for the upcoming weeks of winter. The Livingston County Town Highway Superintendent Association put together some guidelines on how to stay safe on the roads.
“I think everyone is sick of this winter,” said Will Wadsworth, Geneseo Town Supervisor.
One of the complications to keeping the roads clear is the way that salt works to keep the roads dry. “Salt will only work when it is wet,” explains Larry Levey, Highway Superintendent. Additionally, when the roads are used more often, the salt will be more effective. Therefore, using back roads will be more slippery no matter the amount of salt placed on the ice.
“I feel as though we have enough [salt] in there for between 15 and 18 more runs,” said Levey. “I have more on order, and I have roughly another ton I can get,”
However, some local municipalities are not as fortunate as the town of Geneseo. Some are running out and can’t get more salt. Levey expects the Village of Geneseo is at 150% of what they expected to use, and Leroy has almost run out of salt all together.
Recommendations on how to stay safer include allowing extra time when driving to accommodate for the weather conditions and brushing the snow off of ALL windows to keep visibility optimal.
“Please slow down; better late than in the ditch!” ~Will Wadsworth