Dave Monella

Sandy Township Manager Dave Monella is shown in this file photo.

DuBOIS — ‘Tis the season for freezing cold temperatures and Sandy Township is prepared.

“Officially today (Tuesday), the road department did start their split shifts,” Manager Dave Monella said at Tuesday’s meeting.

This means that the road department employees will be working five days a week, Monday through Friday, until 8 p.m.

With the weather getting extremely cold, Monella said the township has been receiving some calls concerning residential water breaks and frozen water pipes.

“For the general public, it’s cold, treat it as though it’s cold out, protect your water lines as well as possible,” Monella said.

Supervisor Mark Sullivan reminded residents that if they have hoses hung on their faucets on the outside of their houses, it’s time to disconnect them.

“Shut those outside faucets off,” Sullivan said.

Supervisors’ Chairman Jim Jeffers also reminded residents that anti-skid is being used heavily at this time.

“The intersections are becoming more hazardous to travel on and stop at,” Jeffers said. “At the same time, emergency vehicles are out there with snow plows and fire apparatus. I hope the motoring public will keep that in mind to use safety operation.”

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