The Norwell Highway Department proactively treats all roads with deicing chemicals to prevent snow and ice from bonding to the surface and to keep traffic flowing. The initial treating the roads takes approximately 1 to 2 hours. During certain storms, such as Ice Storms, multiple deicing applications may be continue throughout the event.

Please remember that our crews must travel safely on snow-covered, slippery untreated roads to  work at any hour of the day or night. Please be patient as the road treatment crews will be out as soon as possible to begin snow removal operations.