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March 19, 1940: Town, city supervisors clash over snow removal

The question of which layer of government is responsible for snow removal on certain roads was as a hot topic 75 years ago as it is today.

A picture from the Picture Page, below the article, illustrates the condition of the roads at the time.

"Supervisors relieve towns of snow costs"

"Town and city supervisors clashed in a fiery debate this afternoon when the board voted 30 to 18 to relieve the town highway departments of removing snow on 178 miles of county roads."

March 19 1940

March 19 1940 pic page

An image from the Picture Page illustrated the snow-packed condition of Cole Road near Ellicott.

 

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