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The cost of removing snow

Last week, the City of Peoria issued this press release:

“The City of Peoria incurred expenses of $554,671 in combating and managing the 15″ snow storm and blizzard conditions of February 1 and 2, 2011. Clean-up continued throughout the balance of the week. The majority of expenses, $541,000, were incurred by the Public Works [...]

Lathan says school will resume Monday

In this week’s “Remarkable Times,” the e-newsletter sent out by District 150, there’s this message from Dr. Grenita Lathan explaining why the schools have been closed so many days this week:

Peoria received its largest snowfall in many years and with it, Peoria Public Schools took one of its longest runs of consecutive snow [...]

Road update from City of Peoria (Updated)

I received this update from the City of Peoria this afternoon:

Crews have worked throughout the day to clear residential streets. They are also focusing on the alley’s, which are fifty percent complete. City streets are still snow packed and ice covered. Drivers are encouraged to drive with caution because roads are slippery. With [...]

Snowstorm updates from City of Peoria 2/2/2011

City update 6:44 a.m., 2/2/2011:

A blizzard warning is in effect.

Contract and city crews continued to plow streets overnight, with the intent of maintaining one lane of traffic.

Our area has received a large amount of snow during the night with significant drifting from high winds. We urge you not to travel. [...]

Here comes the snow!

The City of Peoria has issued the following press release regarding the Big Snow Storm of 2011:

NEWS RELEASE

Date: January 31, 2011 Released by: Alma Brown, Communications Manager, 494-8554 Subject: SNOW STORM PREPARATION

The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning from 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday, through Noon on Wednesday. There are [...]

New snow plan has unintended consequences

It all looks good on paper:

The City of Peoria has not established a “Bare pavement” policy for each and every roadway. Bare pavement will dramatically increase our costs as well as negative environmental impacts. If a citizen will drive carefully for a few blocks to a roadway with a higher level of service, [...]

Snow!

Oh the weather outside is frightful, but this press release from the City of Peoria is so delightful:

City crews are currently treating primary intersections, hills, and areas considered to be a hazard. Snow is expected to fall all of today and tonight with accumulations of up to 3 to 5 inches in some [...]

“Hi, boss? I’m going to be a little late….”

No, this is not my car or my house, thankfully. But I do feel bad for whoever woke up this morning and discovered this sight as they were getting ready for work:

The tree was not only on top of the car, but also blocking westbound Columbia Terrace, just west of University St., in [...]

The real snow test could be tonight

The Journal Star reports that city crews are ready for the 4-8 inches of snow we’re supposed to get starting tonight.

After the December 1 snow storm, Public Works Director Steve Van Winkle told the council he wouldn’t change a thing. During last week’s snowfall, Van Winkle told WCBU’s Jonathan Ahl that his [...]

Hope Haste got a good night’s sleep last night….

The National Weather Service reports this tonight:

Overnight: Periods of snow after midnight. Low around 23. Southeast wind between 7 and 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. Total nighttime snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

Sunday: Periods of snow, mainly before noon. High near 29. Southeast wind 5 to 15 mph [...]