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Crews Continue Snow Clean-up on Friday

By: Leah Kraus Email
By: Leah Kraus Email

Thursday's snowstorm was fast and furious for Wisconsin. Wausau, in particular, set a new snowfall record for the date of December 20th at just under 11 inches of snow. It doubled the previous record of 5.4 inches set back in 2004.

The clean-up effort continued on Friday. Crews in Kronenwetter started their day at 3 a.m. and many finished 12 hours later at 3 p.m.

They have plowed about 120 miles in the village, using four plow trucks, a loader, and a grater. The plowing took about 600 gallons of diesel fuel.

Experts say drivers should keep their distance then they see plow trucks on the road.

"They're throwing rocks, they're throwing salt," says Kronenwetter Village Administrator Richard Downey. "It's a bigger truck and it doesn't handle like a sports car so give us a little room out there."

He says the clean-up effort went pretty smooth, aside from hitting a few mailboxes, which they of course, never intend to hit.

A few extra tips: always shovel snow in the direction of traffic, clear snow aruond your mailbox, and do not place plowed snow from your driveway into the street.

You can contact your street department for more information.


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