$840K in new Worcester snow equipment could mean mostly status quo, Moosey says

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While officials expect the pending addition of six new pieces of snow removal equipment through $840,000 in leftover funds to improve the city’s overall response and save on overtime costs, the rising age and questionable fitness of the existing fleet, the DPW chief says, could make the net gain to the department, city streets and taxpayers negligible at best.

“We’ll be lucky if it’s any additional trucks by the time the dust settles,” Paul J. Moosey, Department of Public Works & Parks commissioner, told the Sun Saturday morning. “It’s possible we could lose that many [three] to major breakdowns.”

While the city adds to its fleet of heavy-duty trucks, many may be on their last legs.

Patrick Sargent / For Worcester Sun

While the city adds to its fleet of heavy-duty trucks, many may be on their last legs.


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