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City Removes Downtown Snow Friday Night

Patch is also keeping tabs on Monday's School schedule.

Mounds of snow like this in downtown Highland Park will be cleared Friday night.
Mounds of snow like this in downtown Highland Park will be cleared Friday night.

Now that Highland Park’s Public Works Department has spent three days of around the clock snow removal from the roadways, it will turn its attention to making downtown Highland Park easier to navigate for pedestrians.

“We’ll be hauling all the snow out of downtown Friday night,” Highland Park Public Works Director Ramesh Kanapreddy said. “We have to make room for more snow.” The effort will start at 9 p.m.

With that project, the piles of snow—some more than a foot high—between parked cars and downtown sidewalks will be gone when people arrive to shop and dine Saturday morning, according to Kanapreddy.

Clearing streets and sidewalks in the commercial areas like downtown is a joint effort between the City and business community, according to Kanapreddy. “We clear the streets and sidewalks,” he said. “They (businesses) do the rest.” All City owned parking lots will be cleared as well.

Kanapreddy made it clear the City’s roads and streets must be made passable and safe before it can remove the piles of snow from downtown.

With temperatures not expected to make it above zero Monday, Patch is closely monitoring what the local schools will do with their schedule. We will publish what we know as soon as we learn it.

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MS January 04, 2014 at 08:54 AM
What is the school district waiting for? It's going to be sub zero Monday, period. What other factors are they weighing that could change between now and Sunday? Just make a decision.
Stu Pidasso January 04, 2014 at 12:27 PM
"What other factors are they weighing that could change between now and Sunday?" Stupidity and Incompetence..... So he can justify his $ 300K yearly salary...what a joke!!!
Stu Pidasso January 04, 2014 at 12:54 PM
Ramesh, do not forget us on the side streets!! Yes, we "expect" it.

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