With the forecast for this weekend calling for rain and an uncertain winter rain forecast ahead, the Town of Danville has prepared for potentially heavy rainfall by once again providing residents with sand and bags to assist in flood prevention and control efforts.
Jed Johnson, maintenance services manager for the town, said that just as in prior years, the materials will be made available at the Town Service Center, 1000 Sherburne Hills Road.
The town also uses the sand and bags for its purposes throughout the winter season so it's hard to tell how many residents have taken advantage of the offer in previous years, said Johnson.
"On average during a normal winter season we would utilize 20 cubic yards of sand and between 1,000 and 1,500 sand bags," Johnson said. "This number obviously varies depending on the type of winter that we experience and what kind of storm issues develop."
Signage at the Service Center will direct residents to the pile of sand. Johnson asked that residents take a maximum of 20 sand bags so there is enough for everyone.
Maintenance staff will monitor the site and will replenish the supplies as needed. The sand will remain available at the Service Center through the winter.