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Savoy Transfer Station Snow 1 Posted by Peter Niles, MassDOT, Director, District One Office, Lenox

Following last week's major snowfall in many parts of Massachusetts, our snow and ice crews were out in force as usual clearing state roadways.  But we also pitch in when snow or ice creates an emergency for one of our communities.  Such was the case in the Town of Savoy on Friday. 

Emergency Management informed our District 1 office that an intersection and roads in Savoy were blocked or narrowed by snow banks four feet high.  The problem was that the Town's equipment had broken down and no contractors were available. 

MassDOT spoke with Scott Kozola, Chair of the Savoy Board of Selectman, to find out exactly what he needed done.  By Saturday morning at 9am we had provided the Town two of our operators, a loader equipped with a snow blower and a four wheel drive backhoe.  They went to work opening four feet of roadway in each direction along nearly a mile of Chapel Road and opened access to the Town transfer station.  By mid-afternoon, the roads were opened and our crew was on its way. 

Our MassDOT district office was pleased to help out in an emergency.

Check MassDOT on Flickr for more photos of the snow removal work in Savoy. 

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