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Oneida Co. Highway Department prepares for winter weather Submitted: 01/22/2018
Oneida Co. Highway Department prepares for winter weather
Story By Allie Herrera

ONEIDA COUNTY - The Oneida County Highway Department spent most of the morning preparing for the winter weather parts of the state are expecting to see. 

Highway Commissioner Bruce Stefonek to get an update as to what the highway department has been doing to prepare. 


Stefonek said snow plow drivers have been ready to get out on the roads since about 7 a.m. He's expecting the drivers to have longer days because of the work that's to come. Stefonek wants people out on the roads to be careful and give themselves enough time while out on the roads. 
 
"We have sometimes people passing on the right. They catch our wings. That's never good for anybody so please be aware," said Stefonek. 

Stefonek said this winter season they've had two incidents in one day where cars have hit trucks. 
 
On the DOT website, it says plows typically go 25 to 35 miles per hour when plowing. State law requires people to leave 200 feet between their car and a snowplow when it's in use.



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