Delaware County road crews, residents brace for snow

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From PennDOT to private plow drivers, this could prove to be a busy weekend for people trying to clear the roads. (WPVI)

From PennDOT to private plow drivers, this could prove to be a busy weekend for people trying to clear the roads.

Inside RJ Power Equipment in Havertown the men are busy fixing the snow blowers.

Owner Bob Jones says, "The phone's ringing off the hook. It's a beautiful thing."

Jones has his gleaming new snow blowers ready to be purchased. He'll sell roughly two dozen with the impending storm. More than a dozen more are expected in the next day or two.

"I've been waiting for this. We got past the holidays, things were starting to slow down, people were talking about lawn mowers. All it takes is a little bit of hype and I'm ordering more snow blowers," he explained.



Across the street, the salt is being loaded at Orner's Garden Center for the many landscapers who look to supplement their income during the slow winter months by doing snow removal.

Edgar Flores of North Philadelphia tells us, "Hopefully we get a couple inches in. Everybody don't want to see the snow, but it works for us."

Down in Upper Darby the brining trucks are ready to attack the roads beginning Thursday. Salt supplies are in abundance, and the crews are ready for the long hours.

Upper Darby Township Director of Public Works Dan Lutz says, "We have 20 trucks ready to go with plows - most have spreaders. We have 1,800 tons of salt. We have a brine system ready to roll out first."

Speaking to preparedness, Upper Darby Mayor Tom Micozzie tells Action News, "It's not our first time at this. Not looking forward to it, but it's not our first time."

Micozzie says you need to make sure to check on the elderly during potential big stories like this. He also reminds everyone to avoid parking cars at the end of roadways where plows need to get through.

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