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A few facts about maintaining the city streets

Did you know that maintaining 204 lane-miles is the equivalent of sweeping, moving snow and general maintenance on one lane of Interstate 80 to Cheyenne, Wyoming and back? The Sidney Street Department has 15 pieces of equipment of which, only ten clear snow.

Why are some streets cleared better than others?

Different equipment clears snow and ice differently than others. Motor graders have cutting edges that can get under the packed snow and ice to clear the streets to pavement. Truck plows push snow off the roadway, but run across packed snow and ice. The Street Department has one motor gra...

 

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