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With plow driver shortages, Massachusetts towns urge patience ahead of storm

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A scarcity of plow drivers might be a problem this weekend as a robust storm is predicted to convey multiple foot of snow to components of Massachusetts.The scarcity is blamed actually on three issues: COVID-19, retirement and many individuals simply not within the work. “I think there just are not people willing to go out in the middle of the night. It seems storms always hit at 2 a.m., 3 a.m., 4 a.m. People have to get out of bed when they get that call. That group of people, that demographic, just isn’t there,” Bridgewater Town Manager Michael Dutton stated. Some communities have gotten so determined that they’re providing as much as $200 for potential drivers. “If people are out and about, just take it slow. Do not tailgate the plow drivers, and when they are home, if they could keep their cars in their driveways,” Norwood Public Works Director Mark Ryan stated.Residents are additionally being requested to be affected person, as it might take some time in some communities to clear the roads.Officials are urging motorists to remain off the roads Saturday.

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A scarcity of plow drivers might be a problem this weekend as a robust storm is predicted to convey multiple foot of snow to components of Massachusetts.

The scarcity is blamed actually on three issues: COVID-19, retirement and many individuals simply not within the work.

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“I think there just are not people willing to go out in the middle of the night. It seems storms always hit at 2 a.m., 3 a.m., 4 a.m. People have to get out of bed when they get that call. That group of people, that demographic, just isn’t there,” Bridgewater Town Manager Michael Dutton stated.

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Some communities have gotten so determined that they’re providing as much as $200 for potential drivers.

“If people are out and about, just take it slow. Do not tailgate the plow drivers, and when they are home, if they could keep their cars in their driveways,” Norwood Public Works Director Mark Ryan stated.

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Residents are additionally being requested to be affected person, as it might take some time in some communities to clear the roads.

Officials are urging motorists to remain off the roads Saturday.

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