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Heavy Snow Gives Way to Bitter Cold

Skies cleared Thursday as but temperatures dropped as Highland Park Public Works crews continued to clear more than a foot of snow from City streets.
Skies cleared Thursday as but temperatures dropped as Highland Park Public Works crews continued to clear more than a foot of snow from City streets.

Highland Park’s streets have been cleared of more than a foot of snow since the current storm began Tuesday as the City braces for forecasted temperatures of four below zero tonight and colder next week, according to local reports.

The City has been plowing its streets and roads since Tuesday with an around the clock effort and all roadways have been cleared several times, according to Public Works Director Ramesh Kanapreddy.

The snow removal crews will be working a 12-hour shift again from 8 p.m. today until 8 a.m. Friday and again Friday morning if necessary. “Every street has been plowed two or three times,” Kanapreddy said. “We’re going to hit all the streets again and be ready for the cold.”

That cold includes temperatures expected to hit four below zero overnight with minus 20 wind chills, according to the National Weather Service.

Though the mercury could rise to 30 Saturday, it expected to plunge to nine below Sunday night and go no higher than six below Monday before dipping to minus 14 Monday night. Tuesday’s high is expected to reach one above.

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