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Town Hosts Giant Snow Melting Operation


For Immediate Release                                                                                                                   Contact: Collin Nash or Sid Nathan
January 30, 2011                                                                                                                                                              (516) 869-7794

Town Hosts Giant Snow Melting Operation

Port Washington, NY—Supervisor Jon Kaiman, Councilman Fred L. Pollack and the North Hempstead Town Board announced that the Town’s Highway Department hosted a giant “snow melting” at the Port Washington LIRR Parking Lot, Saturday Jan. 29, to reduce the level of obstruction caused by large piles of snow on Town streets and in parking lots. In total, 2,500 tons of snow was melted during the operation and in addition, 3,500 tons of snow was trucked to North Hempstead Beach Park.

According to Supervisor Kaiman, the focus will be on commercial corridors and parking lots.

“We may not be able to keep the snow out of our town, but we can make some of it disappear without waiting for the sun to do the job for us,” said Supervisor Kaiman.

Councilman Pollack added, “With record setting snow fall this winter season, the Town will look to utilize all options to ensure our roads are clear and safe for our residents.”

North Hempstead’s Highway crews trucked snow to the Port Washington site over the weekend. There, the snow was dumped into a giant snow melting machine, which is capable of melting about 150 tons of snow an hour.

Councilman Fred L. Pollack and Peter Dejana of Dejana Industries oversaw the Town’s snow melting operation last Saturday night.

The North Hempstead Highway Crew used pay loaders to dump snow into the giant snow melting machine

Town crews funneled over 80 gallons of water per minute directly into a storm water drain.
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