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July 28, 2014, 9:35 pm
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Public Works Crews Work to Clear Streets During Snowstorm


Road crews have been hard at work overnight trying to stay ahead of this major snowstorm.

 

Main roads in the area appear to be snow-covered but drivable. Side roads may still have a thick layer of snow on them.

 

In Springfield, the challenge is a little greater because the city is trying to stretch a thin supply of road salt. Public works director Mark Mahoney says the city arranged to buy enough salt… but getting it here has been difficult because river ice has slowed the barges that bring it into Central Illinois.

 

He says crews are being “conservative” in their use of road salt.

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