Snow Removal Crews Are Working Through The Night


TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW)- Given the magnitude of this storm, City Officials say it may be another day before the plows reach the neighborhoods.

Wednesday night, they continued to finish clearing the City's main routes.

About 20 snow removal crews hit the downtown streets of Topeka to clear the roads and about thirty drivers work around the clock, at times working shifts 12 hours or more.

Ray Cox is one of the road maintenance supervisors, he says the job is difficult but it is important to "just to get it done and get it safely so we can get home to family."

Jessica Collins knows about missing family first hand. She says she sits at home waiting for her husband while he spends several hours clearing the roads curb to curb.

"He is gone for long periods of time so I'm left here shoveling all of our snow. I was a little frustrated because I just worry about their safety and I want to make sure they are getting breaks because I do think its dangerous to be sleep deprived and be pushing a big truck," Collins said.

Meanwhile, City crews say they will be working non-stop until at least 2 p.m. Thursday.

"I was wishing it was a little less time, but like I said we are here to do a job and that's what we are here to do," said Cox.


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