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SovTxsF <br /> „G <br /> 1865 <br /> CITY OF SOUTH BEND <br /> PETE BUTTIGIEG, MAYOR <br /> OFFICE OF THE MAYOR <br /> FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE <br /> January 12, 2012 <br /> Contact: Debra Johnson,Director of Communications <br /> Phone: 574-235-9261 <br /> MAYOR BUTTIGIEG,CITY CREWS PREPARE FOR MORE SNOW <br /> SOUTH BENDIn anticipation of the second major snowfall of the year, Mayor Pete <br /> Buttigieg's office held an interdepartmental meeting this morning to ensure that the city, <br /> South Bend Community School Corporation, TRANSPO, local emergency personnel, <br /> and other agencies are prepared for the storm. <br /> "I am proud of the snow removal work that our departments performed at the beginning <br /> of year,"Buttigieg said. "I am confident in their ability to clear major thoroughfares as <br /> the snow starts coming down later today." <br /> A Winter Storm Warning has been issued from Thursday, January 12, at 4:00 p.m. E.S.T. <br /> to Friday, January 13 at 7:00 p.m. The projections of snowfall have ranged from 4-12 <br /> inches with high winds that could cause drifting. <br /> "In addition to the neighborhoods throughout the city, we want to make sure the areas <br /> around our schools and businesses are cleared and safe," Buttigieg said. <br /> Buttigieg has been in regular communication with the Street Department to address the <br /> lake-effect snow coming to South Bend. The mayor affirmed preparedness of snow- <br /> removal crews and equipment needed for snow control efforts. <br /> South Bend residents are advised to drive cautiously and be mindful of the conditions, <br /> especially with decreased visibility and dropping temperatures tonight. <br /> 1400 COUNTY-CITY BUILDING•227 W.JEFFERSON BOULEVARD•SOUTH BEND,INDIANA 46601 <br /> PHONE 574/235-9261 • FAx 574/235-9892 <br />