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DPW working overnight on road repairs in April

Syracuse Department of Public Works crews are putting their plows on hold, but are still out overnight working on road repairs.
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – Syracuse Department of Public Works crews are putting their plows on hold, but are still out overnight working on road repairs.

From November through April, there are two shifts for DPW workers – dayside and overnight.

Crews work to clear leaves in the fall and plow snow in the winter. In the spring, crews get to work filling potholes and clearing garbage.

DPW officials say the overnight system benefit the city.

“We try not to waste any time at all with DPW personnel. We try to spend the money as wisely as possible for the citizens of the city of Syracuse,” said DPW Commissioner Pete O’Connor. “When they're working, they're working. We don't have anybody sitting down waiting for a snowflake to fall.”

April 14 will be the last day of overnight shifts, the commissioner said.

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