Snow Removal

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In the Town of Barrington, there are 56 miles of roads. Approximately, 31.33 miles are paved and 24.67 are gravel. Over the years, we have tried to pave 1.5 miles each year. Our goal is to get all of the main roads paved.

Winter always comes fast, so let us talk about snow removal. Every morning, we get up at 2:30 a.m. to check the roads and with snow-watch, which is the County Highway. If we have to plow the roads, we call the crew by 3 a.m. so they can be out plowing by 3:30 a.m.. The reason for this is to plow the roads before the school buses start picking up our children.

Each plow route is about 3 hours long, and the first bus leaves at 6:30 a.m. If we only need to sand, I call the crew at 4:30 to be in by 5 and done by 6:30. Sometimes, we get heavy snow (1 per hour) by the time the plow trucks get back to that road. There could be 3 4 on it, and I assure you that NO roads are ever skipped!

The entire crew takes pride in the job of plowing.

Many times during a storm, we may plow until 8:30 or 9 p.m. making five trips each day--stopping only to refuel, eat, and get back on the road. A few times, we keep one of the ten-wheelers on all night for emergencies, which a lot of times our Board members have been there to run the wing. A big thanks to them all.

As always, thank you to our residents.

If you have any questions, please call us at the Town Barn 607-243-8323.

Barrington Highway Department

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