Tewksbury Runs Low On Salt And Sand; Schools To Open Late
Feb 09, 2015 11:53PM ● Published by Bill Gilman
Gov. Charlie Baker declared a State of Emergency on Monday and ordered all non-essential state workers to stay home Tuesday, as the daunting cleanup continues. Much of that cleanup is centered on the MBTA, which is shut down completely Tuesday.
In Tewksbury, where another 14 inches of snow fell, the cleanup is complicated by the fact that the town's supply of salt and sand has been severely depleted.
On Monday, Tewksbury officials released the following statement:
"Due to multiple large snow events over the past (3) three weeks, sand and salt reserves at the Tewksbury DPW have been exhausted. While deliveries from salt suppliers are backlogged, the DPW is seeking alternate emergency measures to restore supplies. Therefore, applications of deicing materials will be restricted to main roads, hills and schools. Caution should be used on untreated secondary roadways, which may remain slippery until such time as materials can be applied."Road conditions will make the morning commute tricky. With that in mind, Tewksbury Public Schools and Shawsheen Tech have two-hour delays in opening Tuesday morning.
Town offices in Tewksbury are open in Tuesday, including Town Hall, the Public Library and Senior Center.