City road crews multitask while waiting for the next big snow

By WEEK Producer

January 10, 2013 Updated Oct 26, 2013 at 1:02 AM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- Heavy snow may not be in central Illinois' immediate future, but Peoria City officials are thinking ahead.

Officials say they are still assessing how crews handled the snow that fell on December 20.

According to officials, crews managed to get out on time and were able to clear and salt the majority of roadways. However, they say an unaticipated power outage, a wind storm and a night freeze cause a few problems.

Before the next big snow, crews are staying busy with maintenance work.

"A lot of roadside trimming, alley trimming, pot hole repair, alley repair," explained David Haste of the City of Peoria Streets and Sewers Division. "We do cleaning, typical maintenance."

David Haste says overall, he is pleased with how crews handled the first snow of the season and says there is nothing he would change heading into the next major event.

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