Columbia Public Works Continues Snow Removal

3 years 3 months 1 day ago February 23, 2013 Feb 23, 2013 Saturday, February 23 2013 Saturday, February 23, 2013 10:52:00 AM CST in News
By: KOMU8 Staff/Kasey Kershner

COLUMBIA - Columbia Public Works began plowing residential streets at 1 pm Friday and hope to touch every street by Sunday. Crews are using all available resources and said they will continue 24-hour operations until every street is plowed.

Overnight on Friday and into Saturday morning Public Works has been able to plow 50 percent of residential streets, but there are still many streets left untouched, and waiting for assistance.

Resident Sheldo Gerau's street had not been touched as of Saturday morning, so he decided to shovel in front of his house. "It's a good workout. It'd be nice if they could help out, but I know they're busy with other roads. But it gives me something to do on my off day, so I don't just sit around and do nothing," said Gerau.

The cold temperatures and hard pack of the snow on some streets made it difficult for the plows to break up the snow, but slightly higher temperatures on Saturday made it easier for plows to break up snow. However, vehicles in driving lanes are still hampering plow operations.

Columbia Public Works has some tips for shoveling snow:

  • Shovel snow to the right side of their driveways as they are facing the street to avoid having their driveways blocked by snowplows
  • Push snow with shovel instead of lifting to use less energy
  • Dress in layers and take frequent breaks

Crews are now plowing residential streets in every ward, and hope to have every street plowed by Sunday.

 

 

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