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Mayor Brown: Keep off the roads tonight

Mayor Byron W. Brown continued to urge drivers not to be on the roads unnecessarily during a 5 p.m. briefing with reporters.

“People have complied with that in tremendous fashion,” Brown said.

The city is now on the “tail end” of the storm, said Department of Public Works Commissioner Stephen J. Stepniak, though he urged drivers to give themselves more time for the morning commute.

“I don’t anticipate conditions to get worse,” Stepniak said.

The city estimates that it has more than 40 pieces of snowfighting equipment on the roads and that 60 to 65 percent of city streets had been plowed. The city expects streets will be passable by the morning.

City officials urges residents to follow parking rules so streets can be plowed.

The city has not issued a state of emergency but said it is under a countywide travel advisory.

All roads were open on Wednesday afternoon except for the Skyway.

Though City Hall was closed today, garbage was picked up throughout the city. A few recycling routes on the West Side were not completed, but will be completed tomorrow.

The city has been able to manage its salt supply and has more reserves available , Stepniak said.


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