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8” More Snow Possible for Highland Park

Lake effect snow warning remains in effect until 3 p.m.

With more than a foot of snow on the ground in Highland Park, another 8" is possible.
With more than a foot of snow on the ground in Highland Park, another 8" is possible.

With more than a foot of snow already on the ground in Highland Park, between four and eight inches more could fall while a lake effect snow warning remains in effect until 3 p.m. today, according to the National Weather Service.

All Highland Park snow removal equipment is currently treating the City’s streets and hopes are it will all be cleared away eight hours after the snow stops, according to Deputy Public Works Director Bill Stewart. Cul-de-sacs and alleys will be done last because smaller equipment must be used.

“The City’s public works crews have been on the street plowing continuously since 4 p.m. (Monday),” Deputy City Manager Ghida Neukirch said today. “We have 12 trucks on the street currently. “This evening, we are planning to continue to run a shift from 8 pm until 8 am tomorrow.”

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Debra Gisby January 02, 2014 at 03:32 PM
Which is it? Trucks continuously on the street since Monday or they will only be on this evening from 8pm-8am....??? High Ridge is not plowed...STILL. Park Avenue West and Ridge Road are horrendous. I drove downtown and the highway and everything is clear outside Highland Park. Calling Mayor Bilandic...PLOW THE STREETS
Highlands HP'er January 04, 2014 at 10:06 PM
Mayor Bilandic?
Stuart Senescu January 05, 2014 at 10:31 AM
The City of HP reached agreement with its public works dept several weeks ago on a small increase in pay... I believe about 3%, but with the budget crunch, the city also reduced staff in the public works dept (they outsourced street sweeping a couple of years ago and that reduced staff also) So now you have the classic conflict: taxes to pay for civilization {roads & services} or less taxes and less services. You can't complain about poor snow removal if you want the public works dept to spend less money on personnel and equipment. If you had a regular day shift at an hourly rate, how much would you want to work New Years Eve, NY Day, overnight etc. Be careful what you wish for in the summer, you may get it in the winter.

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