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Trying to avoid falling into ‘holes’

March 6, 2014

East Greenwich Department of Public Works Director Joe Duarte says there is a lot of work being done to quickly patch up the many potholes that have been popping up around town.

EAST GREENWICH — Employees with the East Greenwich Department of Public Works, like many people around the state, have had a very difficult winter season to contend with.

Sitting behind the wheels of their plow trucks, DPW employees had to endure long hours clearing away the numerous inches of snow that have fallen over the town over the last three-plus months – sometimes having to go back out and re-plow due to multiple storms hitting the area within mere days of each other.

Now, as the weather – slowly, but surely – trends toward warmer temperatures, the DPW is having a new issue on its hands, something that can cause more harm than small patches of ice or areas of slushy, slick snow.

For the rest of this story and more local news, pick up a copy of the East Greenwich Pendulum.

Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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