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Feb 142014

Snow-PlowAfter a marathon 17.5 hour shift on Thursday, Orange Highway Foreman Donny Foyer and his men were settling in for some shut-eye at the Town Garage before venturing out for round two.

Foyer said his crews came in at 2 a.m., just as the storm began and worked on the roads all day long until 7:30 p.m., at which time, he said, “Orange roads are pretty safe. The guys are going to find a place to sleep here for a little while, and  I’ll be watching the weather. We may go out at 3 a.m. to hit the roads again.”

There may be a few more mailbox casualties around town after this storm.

“The snow is so heavy and it’s piled up just about as high as the mailboxes in so many places, there’s really no place for it to go,” he said.

As far as the town’s salt supply, Foyer said, “We do have enough salt. Orange is in good shape. We’ll be all right for this one and a couple more.”

The strategy to conserve the salt supply is cutting down the usage on side roads and making sure all of the main thoroughfares are salted more heavily.

Foyer said his men will get some badly needed rest today and prepare for the two systems that may hit on Saturday and Tuesday.

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