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<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />Office of the Mayor <br /> <br />MEDIA ADVISORY <br />Sunday, January 9, 2011 <br />5:00 pm <br /> <br /> <br />Contact: <br />Mikki Dobski, Communications & Spec. Projects, 574-235-5855 c. 574-876-1564 <br /> Sam Hensley, Division of Streets, 574-235-9244 <br /> <br /> <br />South Bend Snow Clearance Update <br /> <br />South Bend, IN: Gary Gilot, Director of Public Works and Sam Hensley, Street Commissioner have <br />reported that, despite the record amount of snow fall, city crews have already completed three out of <br />four goals for snow clearance. At this point the following steps have been accomplished: <br /> <br />1. All main and arterial streets, as well as snow and bus routes have been cleared and are <br />open <br /> <br /> <br />2.All north/south streets have been opened with at least one lane <br /> <br />3. Downtown is clear and ready to go for work on Monday morning. <br />“Our crews have been working 24/7 with some staff working double shifts so that we could respond as <br />quickly and efficiently as possible. Their implementation of the plan has been great,” stated Gary Gilot. <br />“We are especially proud of the work that has been accomplished Downtown.” With this amount of <br />snowfall in a relatively short period of time, it was critical that the city move quickly to, not only open <br />the streets downtown, but because of the number of people who work, shop, eat, and visit downtown on <br />any given day, to clear all parking spaces as well. “We moved quickly with an early call for private <br />contractors to assist with the downtown snow clearance. At this point, we have plowed all of the <br />immediate area downtown streets and we have also removed the accumulated snow to ensure smooth <br />traffic flow as well as providing all the necessary parking for this busy area,” said Sam Hensley. <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />-more- <br /> <br />