Columbia Public Works temporarily scales back operations

7 months 5 days 4 hours ago Saturday, January 14 2017 Jan 14, 2017 Saturday, January 14, 2017 2:43:00 PM CST January 14, 2017 in News
By: Jacob Cavaiani, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

COLUMBIA - Columbia Public Works sent home all but eight members of its street crew Saturday afternoon because of the winter storm's minimal impact so far.

With the forecast calling for additional rounds of freezing rain Saturday night and into Sunday morning, a full street crew will report at 7:00 p.m. Saturday, according to a press release. A full crew has been treating the roads since 7:00 a.m. Friday.

As of Saturday afternoon, Columbia Water and Light crews were sent home. Crews may return later today. However, no electrical outages or issues had been reported.

Passengers flying through the Columbia Regional Airport are encouraged to check with their airline regarding flight status.

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