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State vehicle buried under snow at Southborough PD

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SOUTH BOSTON (WHDH) - Soutborough Public Works employees are under fire this week after surveillance footage surfaces showing several town plow drivers burying another vehicle under a pile of snow.

The buried vehicle, it turns out, was a Massachusetts Department of Transportation vehicle parked in the middle of the Southborough Police Department during a snow storm in February.

The video shows several plow drivers talking while the burying was underway, at one point a police officer even speaks with one of the drivers, but after that he just keeps on piling snow on top of the truck.

A police report of the incident says that it’s ok for state trucks to park in the lot, but they usually park on the edges of lot to stay out of the way of plows doing their job. The report also says there was obvious intent to pile snow on top of the truck and when the state worker came in to report the damage to his truck, police asked him not to park in the middle of the lot during storms.

The state worker eventually got his truck dug out, but not before it was dented on the rear quarter panel.

The town administrator released a statement calling this a case of good employees who made bad decisions during the snow removal operations. The administrator said these plow drivers admitted what they did, apologized and are ashamed of their behavior. He says they were also disciplined for their actions.
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