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Road crews and residents fight mother nature

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The city of Pittsburg is dealing with snow and high winds, a combination road crews do not like to see. 

"They (road crews) were fighting the wind, as soon as they go through a street it (snow)  would blow back behind them," said Bill Beasley, Public Works Director.  

Materials used to treat roadways were not much of a help either. 

"One thing about this is once you put the salt and sand down, and the weather clears up it goes away you can't see any results from the money you spent out," said Beasley.  

This storm alone will cost the city at least 4,000 dollars, according to Beasley. And officials have been operating on a tight budget. 

Public work officials say seven plow trucks were on the streets, some as early as 2:30 in the morning. 

Residents were also dealing with issues.

"I was really surprised I didn't expect to get this much snow," said Tara Carpenter, a local homeowner. 

Carpenter's family spent the day digging out snow from their driveway and brushing it away from their vehicles. 

 "We got big drifts in the driveways and we don't get a snow day at work tomorrow, so were going to try and dig out so we can get out early in the morning," she said.
 
City officials say they've used three to four tons of materials to treat the roadways so far.

 

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