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P.O. Box 600
Trenton, NJ
Contact: Steve Schapiro or Kevin Israel
RELEASE: February 23, 2015

NJDOT snow crews return
from Massachusetts deployment


Assistant Commissioner congratulates convoy at MetLife Stadium

(Trenton) -The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) today welcomed a convoy of NJDOT equipment and personnel returning from Massachusetts that have been deployed in the Boston area to assist in helping the state dig out from record snowfall this winter.

“The NJ Department of Transportation is proud of our crews who assisted a neighboring state recover from historic snowfalls,” NJDOT Commissioner Jamie Fox said. “Our personnel are second to none, whether they are keeping the highways clear and safe here in New Jersey or helping communities in Massachusetts dig out from an onslaught of snow.”

On February 12, a convoy of 26 pieces of NJDOT snow-fighting equipment and 39 NJDOT personnel arrived in Massachusetts. Over the next 11 days, the crews worked 16-hour days helping to clear more than 15,000 cubic yards of snow in 15 towns in and around Boston, totaling approximately 6,360 hours of work.

NJDOT provided the following equipment:

  • Ten (10) Six-ton dump trucks equipped with plows and salt spreaders
  • Six (6) front end loaders
  • Ten (10) Bobcats

“NJDOT crews answered the call for assistance from Massachusetts and worked tirelessly for the past 11 days clearing and removing snow from communities in and around Boston,” Assistant Commissioner for Operations and Maintenance Andrew Tunnard said at MetLife Stadium which was used as a staging point for crews and equipment from North, Central, and South Jersey maintenance regions. “NJDOT crews were in Massachusetts within 36 hours of their request with more than a fifth of the resources for which they asked.”

NJDOT was assisted by the NJ Office of Emergency Management, NJ State Police and NJ Transit, and was one of four states that sent resources to aid Massachusetts. Massachusetts is paying the costs associated with NJDOT’s deployment.

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