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There’s no business like snow business!

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 19th, 2013

Downtown snow clearing is typically a nighttime operation because of the traffic dangers it involves. Residential areas of town have boulevards where snow can be stored, but in the business district, all snow must be trucked out and dumped elsewhere. Register file photo

• City manager talks about snow removal and the problems that come with it

Last week’s storm dumped an “official” 5.89 inches of white stuff on Brookings – many residents measured 8 to 12 inches – and that left city street crews hustling to move a mountain of snow.

Now, forecasters are saying we could get another 6 to 10 inches in the next few days.

City manager Jeff Weldon talked with the Register Monday to explain just how last week’s big cleanup proceeded and to detail some of the special issues the city faces in downtown snow removal.

For the complete article see the 02-19-2013 issue.

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