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Snow Day

Some fun snow facts for those of you with a snow day – with or without children.

They come from Dwan Gilliom, director of public works for the city of Memphis, and a very busy guy since this weekend.

His public works crews became coming in Sunday at 3 p.m. with others on stand-by.

Fourteen sand and salt units worked into the night on city streets with heavy equipment also available and their crews on stand by.

Friday and Saturday, public works began priming the streets for the sand and salt with brine, an anti-icing mixture. If you drove down a street before the snow and noticed a set of vertical lines on the pavement, that was the brine. It makes it harder for snow and ice to bond to the pavement.

Gilliom estimates the city has enough sand and salt on hand to work the streets around the clock for two weeks.

Trash pickup is delayed for Monday and public works has a contingency plan for that as well. If Monday is your pick up day do what you would normally do. When the conditions improve enough for sanitation crews to hit the street, those citizens with a Monday pick-up date go first in the pick ups.

Memphis City Council member Kemp Conrad was out riding with Gilliom overnight surveying the road conditions and the road work.

Dansette

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