John Steinbeck’s classic novel set in a fictional eastern Long Island seaport was less about winter weather and more about changing morality and social issues. However, in Wilton this year, the story has been less about town issues and almost entirely about the long, bitter winter weather that has regularly been pounding us!
As reported earlier, the town exhausted its storm budget weeks ago and our sand and salt materials shed is so empty that there’s an echo in the facility. We started out with a full shed sand/salt inventory of over 8,000 cubic yards of materials, benefiting from two previous light winters. However, repetitive storm conditions required DPW crews to be called out over 15 times to date to treat and plow community roads to assure public safety.