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Mount Vernon Gets An Assist From The State To Clear Snowy Streets

New Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas has been active in seeking assistance to remove the snow from his city.
New Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas has been active in seeking assistance to remove the snow from his city. Photo Credit: Zak Failla

MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. - Mount Vernon got an assist from the state over the weekend as they struggled through the slog of snow that Mother Nature dropped on the east coast.

Over the weekend, state officials donated special equipment to Mount Vernon, which allowed them to move hundreds of tons of snow each hour, as nearly two feet of winter weather was dropped on Westchester.

According to Mayor Richard Thomas, the RPM 217 Loader Mounted Snow Blower “is designed to effectively scoop snow and funnel it directly into a truck for efficient removal. The snow blower allows the city to move up to 200 tons of snow an hour.”

In an effort to maximize the use of the fresh equipment, Mount Vernon officials have arranged for several overnight street closures to expedite the snow removal. By orders of the Department of Public Works, the following streets will be closed from midnight to 8 a.m. to allow for snow removal based on the state of emergency declared by Thomas:

  • South 4th Avenue between 2nd and 3rd Street.
  • 1st Street between 5th Avenue and 3rd Avenue.
  • 2nd Street between 5th Avenue and 3rd Avenue.
  • Gramatan Avenue from Prospect Avenue to North Street.

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