Pressure : 30.16 in
Dewpoint : 46.0 °
Wind : North
Grand Island street crews get ready for heaviest snow
A snow emergency for the City of Grand Island went into effect Wednesday at noon and is scheduled to continue until Friday noon.
The city has spent the last couple days checking equipment, and putting chains on tires in preparation for this storm.
Grand Island Street Superintendent Shannon Callahan spoke with News 5 on the phone.
Chris Schukei: Your crews have been ready to go since early yesterday; Does this delay in the storm help or hurt the process?
Shannon Callahan: We just have to react to what the existing conditions are so everybody's read to rock n roll and wait for the storm to move in.
Amy West: We did see a teaser couple of inches falling last night. Does that change your strategy in how you approach this?
Shannon: A little bit. I was really expecting it that we would get pulled out last night and at that point we would go to a two shift schedule. So I'm going to have a lot of individuals standing around this morning waiting for me to make a decision and I think until the snow really starts to fall we're going to have to just wait around.
Chris: As they work through today, what are the biggest problems your crews will face; And what can residents do to help the process?
Shannon: I'm not as concerned with the guys out plowing as I am with traffic this morning. That light powdery snow we got really made the roads kind of a slip and slide so I think people really need to give themselves enough time to get to work. Drive slow, don't tailgate and everybody should be ok.
Chris: Shannon - Your staff has had already had a couple of busy days; And the hardest work is still ahead of you; Thanks for taking time this morning to join us;
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