Manchester's Public Works crews are struggling to clear roads in town after an "historic" blizzard dropped almost three feet of snow on the area.
General Manager Scott Shanley told Patch Saturday evening that 80 percent of the roads in town were "passable" by the time the majority of crews were sent home for the night at 9 p.m. Shanley said two crews will remain on through the night to assist emergency vehicles, and everyone else will be back in at 7 a.m. Sunday morning.
"Historic storm challenging the edges of equipment capability and personnel," Shanley told Patch in an email. "Needing to deploy tandem trucks to avoid stranding. Weight of snow bogs down large equipment requiring new tactics, far more time to consuming than 'normal' storm."
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Shanley said the goal is to have all roads in town cleared by the Monday morning commute.