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Roads Almost Cleared of Snow

Roadways are clearing up for both Jefferson City and Columbia, before the next snow storm is expected in a few days. On Saturday night, Columbia Public Works reported their crews have cleared 90% of all the roads within the city, with snow only remaining on some harder to get to residential streets, such as cul-de-sacs. Downtown streets in Columbia, including parking spaces and garages were complete Saturday at noon. Jefferson City saw less snow and their full staff road crews went home Friday night. Britt Smith from public works department in Jefferson City said they will monitor over the weekend to see what course of action they will take in preparation of the next storm. They only had a fraction of the snarled traffic at the height of the storm Thursday, compared to Columbia, only reporting about 30 accidents and stalled vehicles. In Boone County, more than 200 vehicles were stuck in the snow, with the bulk of those stalled vehicles in Columbia, causing a headache for clean-up crews who are working around the cars to clear the roads. We’re working around the clock to get all the streets cleared with all our available resources, said Steve Sapp, spokesperson from Columbia Public Works. Their crew have been working non-stop since Friday morning to meet their goals to clear every street in Columbia by Sunday. Sapp said Saturday night, they will meet the goal ahead of schedule, and will keep a 7-person crew overnight to concentrate on trouble spots. Full staffing will resume Sunday morning to prepare for the potential winter storm expected to bring in more snow Monday night and Tuesday.

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