City to Expand Pilot Plan for Snow Removal

The New York City Department of Sanitation will expand a pilot program of routes used for snow removal this season ahead of this weekend's potential snowstorm, officials said.

Dead-end roads in the city, and others that require special equipment, will be placed on special routes and will be plowed by trucks with special equipment, the sanitation department said.

Officials believe this plan, known as “sectoring,” will be more efficient and will cut down travel mileage.

Sectoring was first used by the city in the 2013-2014 season, officials said.

It will be used in select districts in the Bronx and Brooklyn, and in all districts in Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island this year. 

The first real test for the plan will come this weekend, when as much as 1 foot of snow could fall on the city. 

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