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Salt, sand supply still healthy despite winter's snowfall

Winter's snowfall hasn't taxed city's resources too badly

1:27 AM, Mar. 7, 2013
A plow thunders down Water Street during the late January snowstorm. The city has a good supply of materials and money to keep roads clear if the area gets hits with more snow this year.
A plow thunders down Water Street during the late January snowstorm. The city has a good supply of materials and money to keep roads clear if the area gets hits with more snow this year.
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Spring is around the corner, but if winter rears its head once more, Stevens Point will be ready for it.

The area's 28 days and 33 inches of snow haven't stretched city resources too much. The streets department is moving toward using more of a brine mixture to clear the roads of ice, resulting in a healthy supply of salt and sand.

"We have more than enough to finish the season," Streets Superintendent Dennis Laidlaw said. "We should have enough to carry us through the start of next season into the end of the year." ...

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