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Snow emergency ends, cleanup continues

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Another 195 drivers had their cars towed yesterday on the second and last day of the snow emergency parking restrictions on residential streets following last weekend's blizzard.

That storm dumped more than 20 inches on the city and another inch or so fell Tuesday afternoon and evening. Now forecasters say we could get another half inch or less of snow around midday today, and colder weather is due on Thursday.

Assistant Public Works Director James Maiworm says crews today will focus on hauling snow from parking lots to increase the number of available spaces, opening up crosswalks and eliminating corner obstructions. Tonight they'll work on hauling snow to cleanup business districts — primarily downtown and on Noyes Street.

He says the crews working overnight last night hauled snow from business districts at Church and Dodge, and along Howard, Emerson, Asbury and Green Bay as well as downtown.

City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz says 186 cars were towed from residential streets Monday and nearly 100 were towed during the two overnight snow route parking bans following the storm.

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