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Published December 10, 2013, 07:36 PM

Subzero temps make it difficult for Public Works to clear streets

It's been 16 days since temperatures were above freezing. And it's this kind of weather that takes its toll on roads. Since our first winter storm, the streets have been cleared of snow, but there is still ice and packed snow that is giving drivers a lot of grief.

By: Victor Correa, WDAZ

It's been 16 days since temperatures were above freezing. And it's this kind of weather that takes its toll on roads. Since our first winter storm, the streets have been cleared of snow, but there is still ice and packed snow that is giving drivers a lot of grief.

Officials with Public Works say they're still working on clearing the streets, but a big focus is scraping snow that has been packed down. As far as ice goes -- Public Works won't be able to start working on that until the temperatures let up. Salt doesn't tend to work well when temperatures are under zero degrees.

Streets Superintendent Mark Aubol said,"We piggy back off what the DOT does. We really watch and work with them and see what works in this region and what's cutting the snow and the ice off."

Aubol says the only really advice he can give to motorists is just drive slow.

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