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<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />Office of the Mayor <br /> <br />MEDIA ADVISORY <br />Monday, January 10, 2011 <br />6:30 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: After finishing east-west streets during the day, crews tonight will return to the main <br />arterial streets and all snow emergency and bus routes for a second pass at snow removal. Off-street <br />parking areas will also be cleared. Beginning Tuesday, and depending on additional snowfall, for the <br />rest of the week crews will return to residential snow clearance working to clear every street from <br />curbside to curbside. During the day, instead of focusing on east-west, north-south routes, crews will <br />circle the city starting in the center, covering the inner two-thirds core of the city’s residential <br />neighborhoods, while people are at work or school. During the night, they will work in the outer third <br />of the city’s residential neighborhoods, where off-street parking is more prevalent. People are urged to <br />move their cars off the street or to cleared areas on their street or nearby streets, including main arteries <br />or thoroughfares until the plows have returned. Crews will be working 16- to 24-hour days until <br />streets are cleared curb to curb. So far, the total amount of snow cleared and removed totals 150,000 <br />tons (water weight). <br /> <br />Critical Citizen Participation <br />Sidewalks <br /> – residents and property owners are reminded that they are responsible for clearing <br />sidewalks around their property. Primary areas of concern are crosswalks, bus stops and especially <br />sidewalks near schools. Help your neighbors, especially older people or people with disabilities, to <br />move their cars and to clear their sidewalks <br />-more- <br />