Wayland DPW Preparing for Sandy's Worst

Days before Sandy is expected to affect Wayland, the Department of Public Works is busy preparing for its impact.

The exact path of Hurricane Sandy remains a mystery, but Wayland's Department of Public Works is paying attention to the clues and preparing for the worst.

Highway Director Stephen Kadlik said his employees have been busily tuning up equipment and clearing their schedules to be available for storm assistance and cleanup.

"We are getting all our chainsaws in line, wood chippers all set up and running, the trucks are outfitted with chipper boxes," Kadlik said Friday morning. “We’re pretty much ready to go.”

In addition, Kadlik said the equipment and materials the Local Emergency Planning Committee and Board of Health would need to open Wayland's emergency shelter are already on-hand at the DPW garage.

Kadlik said that his strategy when preparing for storms is to "be prepared for the worst and wait for curveball."

Town officials are receiving regular weather and preparedness updates from the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) and will take part in a statewide conference call this afternoon.

What are you doing to prepare for Sandy? Have you been to the store or are you waiting until this weekend?


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