Crystal Street Crews Bring in Cots to Work ‘Round the Clock’
The Crystal public works department say they have been preparing for days ahead of this week’s historic storm.
“Sunday, we really started digging into the details and framing out a plan for this thing,” said Crystal Public Works Director Mark Ray.
Ray said the city will launch a large-scale response. On Tuesday morning, trucks filled up with salt and brine so that they were ready to go. There are about 90 miles of streets to clear in Crystal, no easy task when we’re expecting to approach two feet of snow in the metro.
“We’re not going to be able to keep up,” said Ray.
Ray says crews are expected to work around the clock and the city brought in cots and food for staff.
As of mid-afternoon on Tuesday, Plymouth and Brooklyn Center declared a snow emergency and Brooklyn Park also opened up 10 snow emergency parking lots where people can park their vehicles during a snow emergency.
Grocery stores were also busy with people stocking up on last minute supplies.
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