To increase the snow removal effort in the City of Reading the Public Works Department has subcontracted two additional contractors to assist with the snow removal operations.

City officials say they now have increased equipment capacity by 30 trucks, including a heavy-duty fleet and front-end loaders, and seven more crews.

The City has also partnered with the Reading Parking Authority and the Reading Area Water Authority in providing personnel and vehicles or trucks if available.

The snow removal operations continue to focus on the primary routes and snow emergency listed streets following the secondary areas.

While the snow removal happens, officials say they will continue to widen streets all over the City.

As of Friday afternoon, the City has used 1600 tons of salt throughout City and has ordered more to restock in case of more snow.

To tackle the heavy snowfall, Public Works employees have been working non-stop since Sunday on 12-hour shifts.

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