Thursday, August 28, 2014
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City Plows Snow, But Less Side Streets Treated

The city is cleaning up today after last night's storm blanketed the region with snow. But due to the mayor's fall budget cuts, less side streets are now getting plowed. About, 1,471 miles of road have been treated for snow since Tuesday, said Streets Department spokeswoman Keisha McCarty-Skelton. About 300 of those miles treated were tertiary -- or smaller -- streets. There are a total 2,575 miles of road in the city. About 1,100 miles are tertiary streets. Former Mayor John Street added equipment to handle smaller streets, but under Nutter's recent budget cuts the city said they would reduce snow clearance on tertiary streets.

City Plows Snow, But Less Side Streets Treated

The city is cleaning up today after last night's storm blanketed the region with snow. But due to the mayor's fall budget cuts, less side streets are now getting plowed.

About, 1,471 miles of road have been treated for snow since Tuesday, said Streets Department spokeswoman Keisha McCarty-Skelton. About 300 of those miles treated were tertiary -- or smaller -- streets.

There are a total 2,575 miles of road in the city. About 1,100 miles are tertiary streets. Former Mayor John Street added equipment to handle smaller streets, but under Nutter's recent budget cuts the city said they would reduce snow clearance on tertiary streets.

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