Winter Operations: Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 (Midday)

Winter Operations Update: Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 (Midday)

A majority of crews are focused on residential streets today.

With about half of residential streets treated so far, crews are working hard to clear the remainder of the residential streets.

About six trucks remain on primary streets clearing trouble spots.

Many of these spots are being created by folks digging out their vehicles and shoveling the snow back into the road, creating very hazardous situations.

Downtown Snow Removal

About 25 percent of the snow was hauled out of downtown last night. Crews are conducting a major push to clear those streets today. Trucks, heavy construction equipment and roll off dumpsters are all being used to remove and transport snow to an offsite location.

Salt trucks and brine trucks are also being used for additional snow control on the downtown streets today. If efforts continue into the evening, crews with be redirected during the hours of the evening commute and will resume the effort at 7 p.m.

Trash Collection

Trash collection has not been delayed. Residents should continue to set their garbage out on their regular trash day.

However, crews are operating with a minimal staff today, and the ice has been slowing crews down. Residents should know that some streets will likely not get collected today due to these challenges. If this happens, residents should leave their trash cart at the curb and know that crews will be by to collect it as soon as possible.

The National Weather Service Forecast

Rest Of Today: Mostly cloudy with scattered snow showers. Highs in the lower 20s. West winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 30 percent.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow showers in the evening...then partly cloudy after midnight. Lows around zero. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 30 percent.