MILTON (CBS) — Two new snow melters were put into action on Friday, turning the accumulated snow and ice into steamy water.
The state’s two newly acquired machines will allow operators to melt 120 tons of snow per hour, according to Tom Tinlin, MassDOT’s Chief of Operations and Maintenance.READ MORE: Large Search Underway Near Newburyport Boat Club For Missing Man Kevin Mahoney
“That’s equivalent to about 25 truckloads of snow every hour,” Tinlin told WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Karyn Regal.READ MORE: Trial For Man Charged With Killing Yarmouth Police Sgt. Sean Gannon Set To Begin
Worcester is among the first cities where the equipment will be used.
The melters have cost the state nearly $500,000, paid using emergency state funds.MORE NEWS: Coronavirus In Massachusetts: Today's Developments
WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Karyn Regal reports