How snow plowing will be handled on I-690: Your Stories

Syracuse, NY (WSYR-TV) - In Central New York, it's a matter of when it will snow again, not if. Soon, we'll be firing up the snowblowers and plow drivers will be hitting the road.

With construction in full swing along I-690, closing both lanes of the highway down to two lanes around the Teall Ave exit, how do Department of Transportation crews plan to plow the busy highway?

The NYS DOT says it already has a plan in place; they're going to have two plows cover it consecutively, pushing snow away from the median on both 690 East and West.

"What we don't have is the additional snow storage because we don't have the shoulders. So the important thing will be to get it up and over the barrier," said David Smith, Regional Director, Department of Transportation.

On the plus side, the construction is on track, and the DOT hopes to be done with 690 West at the end of the next construction season, but then the work on 690 East begins.

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