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Most streets get snowplows, some see no-plows in Springfield

February 09, 2011|by Mike Landis, KY3 News | mlandis@ky3.com

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Clearing two rounds of ice and snow within one week has meant little rest for Springfield Public Works plow crews.  The white snow and ice have given way to blacktop once again on major streets.  However, it's not the same story everywhere.

“It seems like a lot of side streets they haven't gotten to,” said resident Tracy Roberts. 

Roberts believes her street near Phelps Grove Park is one that was skipped by plows.  The city says many roads that appear to be snow and ice-covered have indeed been plowed.

“If that snow is packed, you won't really notice that a plow had been down that street at all,” said Street Maintenance Supervisor Craig Noblitt.

On Feb. 3, Public Works said plowing of residential streets (from round one) was complete.  Some residents say it was an overly-optimistic assessment.  The City now says there may be a little more work to do.

“Yes, there are probably some streets we have missed. A city this size, you are going to, if by accident, if nothing else,” Noblitt said.

Crews continue to respond to calls by residents about unplowed roads.

To report a non-plowed road in the Springfield city limits, you can Public Works call (417) 864-1966.

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