December 31, 2012

State DOT changing dispatch in Essex County


Fayette said he goes to a two-shift schedule in the winter to cover storms.

“From Nov. 26 all the way to April 1 is the bulk of our snow and ice season and we operate two shifts, so we cover the clock 24 hours a day.”

Essex County Department of Public Works Superintendent Anthony LaVigne said he has just one shift in the winter, but has to maintain far fewer roads than the DOT.

“People should allow more time to get to their destination,” LaVigne said. “Drive slowly. We don’t have a bare-roads policy.”

Neither does the DOT, Fayette said.

LaVigne said his main county roads to be kept clear are Lincoln Pond Road (County Route 7) from Moriah to Elizabethtown and Tracy Road to the Adirondack Northway in Moriah.

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