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There are 500 tons of salt waiting in Hanover's highway barns, and crews are ready for what might be the first snow plowing of the season.

Hanover Highway Superintendent Steve D'Angelo said Monday that equipment is ready for the season. "I'd like to say we won't need to use any of it," said D'Angelo, "but we know we will have to."

He discussed snow season preparations at the Town Board's regular meeting Monday.

In the township, parking is prohibited on roadways, so there should not be an issue with cars parked along the roadway interfering with snow removal. D'Angelo said the town is one of the few municipalities that still replaces mailboxes accidentally hit by snowplows. "Even though we don't have to pay to replace mailboxes, we still do so, out of courtesy," he said.

D'Angelo said anyone erecting a new mailbox on a town road should call him so he can check the location.

The town accepted 138 tons of salt from the state in exchange for plowing a short section of Buffalo Road within the Cattaraugus Indian Reservation.

D'Angelo said the plow drivers even have a holiday schedule prepared and in the event that Thanksgiving has snow, plows are ready.

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