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Buffalo DPW focusing now on residential and side streets

The city currently has 35-40 pieces of snow clearing equipment on the streets to remove the nearly 2 feet of snow that fell Sunday and Monday.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The snow may be done falling, but Buffalo streets crews continue to work to keep the roads clean.

The City of Buffalo's Department of Public Works has been out in full force since late Sunday night removing snow from the roadways. According to DPW Commissioner Michael Finn, crews have been working to keep the main and secondary roads passable. 

Buffalo Schools were closed again on Tuesday primarily due to the condition of side and residential streets. As of Tuesday afternoon, crews have shifted focus to clear those areas of snow. Close to 40 pieces of equipment are currently in service.

Also, sanitation workers have finished collecting trash from the Monday schedule and are now working on areas where pickup takes place on Tuesday.

"One of the big challenges that any snow fighting operation has is to make sure that you have crews to work continuously throughout the event," Finn said. "You can't have everybody working at the very beginning then they're maxed out from their 16 hour shift then there's no one left. We'll be continuing to balance crews throughout the duration of this storm."