St. Louis Might Reconsider Snow Removal Policy

6 years 7 months 5 days ago Thursday, January 09 2014 Jan 9, 2014 Thursday, January 09, 2014 7:06:21 AM CST January 09, 2014 in News
By: The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Complaints from citizens could prompt St. Louis officials to reconsider a policy of not plowing side streets after heavy snows.

Jeff Rainford, Mayor Francis Slay's chief of staff, says the city would discuss the decades-old policy when this year's winter is over.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports complaints poured in Wednesday, days after heavy snow fell on the city, accompanied by bitter cold.

Rainford noted the city treated most side streets with chemicals during the storm, which it had never done before, but acknowledged the treatment didn't help much.

Rainford also admitted that having crews treat the side streets before they cleared all of the major snow routes was a mistake because the city's 70 snow-removal force was spread too thin.

 

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