Carving out the Snow will Linger Until Next Week in Duluth

Created: 12/06/2013 5:39 PM
By: Travis Dill

Duluth officials said plow drivers continued to work long hours to clean up the snowy mess after this week's storm.Still some work might have to wait until Monday.

City officials said alleys and residential streets should be plowed by Friday night. However maintenance crews have been working 16 hour shifts since Monday so many will get some rest this weekend.

Smaller crews will continue the work, but the city won't get to clearing many sidewalks until early next week.

Willie Miller was trekking up the hill to get to his car and said others should be careful if they venture out.

“It's really bad. Don't go anywhere if you don't have to, but if you do then just take it easy,” Miller said.

He said the sidewalks can be slick, but there is a trick to getting around.

“It's a little bit tricky. You got to go really slow and do the penguin walk kind of,” Miller said.

Snow has frozen to sections of many city streets creating dips, bumps and ruts. City officials said graders will be out trying to cut through those problem spots.

The city has been running 22 graders and 22 plow trucks, but that comes with a cost. The officials said the city has spent $150,000 battling the storm so far. That includes equipment, salt and sand, and crew costs.

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