Charlottesville Cleanup Efforts

By: Summer Knowles
By: Summer Knowles

February 11, 2006

City clean up crews started preparing for the snow storm Friday evening and have been working around the clock since then to keep the roads the safe.

"We have applied salt to the secondary roads, and we'll be working on those primary roads as we expect things to get a lot worse with heavier snow and lower temperatures," said Charlottesville Spokesperson Ric Barrick.

In order for them to do their job, their asking residents for some help.

"We'd like to have people not park on the street. If you have a driveway, or some other place you can park certainly that's a better area for us because we will be, once we get two inches of snow on the ground we'll be plowing and that would help us out if we could have people off the roads as well."

But the roads aren't the only concern, slippery sidewalks can also pose a problem.

"We would like certainly folks to go out and clear the sidewalks within 12 hours of the end of the snowfall. This is unfortunately a very heavy, wet snow, so that can cause some health concerns."

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