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Crews prepare for snow this weekend

“This year’s been better, because we simply haven’t had much snow this year. We haven’t activated the emergency snow routes this year, but mother nature’s not obviously or potentially done with us,” said Steve Sapp with the City of Columbia.

City of Columbia crews are prepared for more winter weather this weekend.

Plows were on standby Friday, and were hitting the streets by 4:00 Friday morning.

By rush hour, most of the city’s main roads were clear, and the rest melted throughout the day.

If there are more than two inches of snow on the ground, you could get a ticket or towed depending on where you’re parked.

If your car is sitting along a main priority route, city workers want your car out of the way so they can clear the street.

“City of Columbia has established about 190 miles out of priority routes, those are your major streets that lead into subdivisions, employment centers, schools. So for example, Blue Ridge, Derby Ridge, Garth Avenue, those are some good examples on the north side. Nifong, Forum, Chapel Hill, those are some good examples on the south side of town,” said Steve Sapp.

If there are more than 4″ of snow on the street, then plow trucks will go into neighborhoods.

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