Winter Getting Long, For City Street Crews

BEATRICE – If a weekend is at hand, it must be time for more snow……or so it seems.

The Beatrice area was expected to receive three to five inches of snow in this latest system…adding to a winter that Beatrice Street Superintendent Jason Moore says has been a busy one for snow crews.

:32                  “the last ten years”

A lack of frost in the ground has meant the ofen wet, heavy snow has acted like a blanket, later turning into slush, making road shoulders and yards muddy.  Moore says he’s ready for a change in season.

:11                  “soon enough”

The superintendent is referring to the annual city-wide cleanup, which is a major effort involving the street department and public works employees hauling away large items placed at curbside.

Despite being low on liquid de-icer, Moore says the department has plenty of salt and sand remaining.   By applying the de-icer during normal work hours, and before storms hit….it has saved time and material.

:34                  “three to four”

Snow and ice storms can cause a few problems with equipment.  Moore says that’s shown up this season with one of the department’s snowplow trucks.

:26                  “get traded in”

After this bout with winter, National Weather Service officials say another round is likely by the middle of next week.

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