Archive for Thursday, December 10, 2009

Storm keeps city workers busy

December 10, 2009

Winter weather hit full force early this week with snowfall and sleet on Monday and Tuesday.

The Basehor Public Works department started work early in the morning both days to begin laying sand and salt on city streets.

City superintendent Gene Myracle said the 100 tons of salt and sand he and his workers applied had been less effective in such cold conditions, because the mixture requires heavier traffic and thermal energy from the sun to work properly.

Strong gusts of wind and steady snow made the workers’ jobs more difficult during Tuesday night’s storm.

Street workers were plowing snow to clear roadways through that night and continued most of the day Wednesday.

When removing snow in the city, priority is first given to major streets, then residential.

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