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February 23, 2018 05:02 PM

SF Street Manager Outlines Plan For Current, Expected Snow

Sioux Falls, SD

If you live in the city of Sioux Falls, you've been navigating the season's latest snowfall that came down Thursday. But the city did not call a Snow Alert.

On Friday, KELOLAND News spoke with Galynn Huber, street manager for the City of Sioux Falls. One of the big takeaways is that they don't look at just the snow on the ground right now when they plan how they're going to remove it. Some snow is already here. More is on the way.  

"What we were hoping to do is make sure that the roads were drivable [Friday], and that we could do one great big push tomorrow with the big snow that's coming in tomorrow," Huber said.

Plows hit the emergency routes Friday. They'll spread out and hit every street in town over the next few days.

"We'll be calling the Snow Alert [Saturday], and we'll be plowing out the city...we'll be working on the streets until we get 'em completely clean," Huber said.

Huber says crews are ready for as much as 10 inches of snow, which includes what is already on the ground and what's coming. Unlike past storms, the city says you should be ready to shovel the end of your driveway.

"We use snow gates on every street in the city of Sioux Falls, but snow gates aren't engineered to hold that amount of snow," Huber said. "What it's going to be like [Saturday] for snow gates is you're going to see a lot of snow going around the gate and above the gate."

Huber also says that crews are focusing on places featuring events that are expected to bring in a lot of people: the high school wrestling championship, the Home Show, basketball at the Pentagon, and a big bowling tournament.

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