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Published February 26, 2012, 07:00 PM

GF Streets Department Set For A Busy Week

With Sunday's winter storm, drivers up and down the valley are being more cautious. The storm created slippery streets in Grand Forks.

With Sunday's winter storm, drivers up and down the valley are being more cautious. The storm created slippery streets in Grand Forks.

This winter storm is blanketing streets in Grand Forks with snow, ice and drifts.

"How do I usually drive like this on snowy roads? With 4-wheel drive!" driver Leonard Rechik said.

For Leonard Rechik the storm is a welcome change from a mild winter.

"It's beautiful! Beautiful! Could use a little bit more snow, but what are you going to do? I don't mind it at all, not at all. It's good," Rechik said.

The storm is giving street crews a taste of a more normal winter.

"This is winter again, so we're back at it. We'll have a lot of equipment out throughout the whole week it sounds like. So we'll try to do the best at keeping the streets as safe as we can," Grand Forks Streets Superintendent Mark Aubol said.

Plows in Grand Forks are trying to maintain the main roads like Demers Avenue and Washington Street. Later Sunday night they'll be out in full force tackling the storm.

"We'll have a big day tomorrow and then we'll go through all of Monday. And into Tuesday we'll probably be plowing yet," Aubol said.

Aubol expects plows to be out all week keeping drivers safe on slick roads.

"We've been shopping and the roads have been pretty good. It's slippery in some sections and otherwise you take slower precautions and you'll be okay," Rechik said.

35 people will be working the streets of Grand Forks to clean up after this storm.

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