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City workers and residents gear up for snow

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With snow starting to fall in the Hudson Valley overnight, residents and city workers were preparing themselves Sunday for sloppy roads Monday morning. YNN's Jessica Chen has more.

HUDSON VALLEY, N.Y -- Whether it's a salt spreader, or any other snow necessities, the manager at Werners True Value in the Village of Florida said it's been a busy shopping day at his store Sunday.

"Started this morning, there was dozens, couple dozens of people already just looking for snow shovels or rock salt," said Brad Barr, manager at Werners True Value.

Barr said he's sold dozens of snow shovels and more than 100 bags of ice melts on Sunday alone.

And similarly, cities across the area are gearing up to clear the roads.

"An overnight storm like this, we want to prepare so that in the morning the school buses can run and people can get to work," said Town of Wallkill's Commissioner of Public Works, Lou Ingrassia.

He said more than 30 plow and pick up trucks will be in rotation for the height of the snow.

"We put down about 80 tons of calcium salt per storm, and it probably takes us a good four hours to cover the entire town when our guys go out," he said.

Ingrassia said this is something his team of 50 other people have been preparing for since Friday.

But for last minute shoppers like Goshen resident Mark Fellenzer, it's now that they're getting a taste of wintry weather.

"As I was watching the game I saw the snow coming down and I thought it’d be great to have a good shovel for the snow," said Fellenzer. ClientIP:, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP