Road crews working hard to stay ahead of wet winter weather

Jed Al-Imari has not had time to count the tons of salt and sand used or the hours the crews have worked but the Logan City Streets and Storm Water Manager admits it has been a huge job keeping up with the snow and preparing for increased water around the city.

Al-Imari is a veteran with the city and he is not sure this has been the hardest snow year but it is up there with the worst.

“It started around Christmas and it seems like it really hasn’t stopped,” Al-Imari explains. “We’ve been really busy rotating crews through. We’ve been running 12 hour shifts, it seems to be easier to run 12 hour shifts instead of eight hour shifts.

“So that’s what we’ve been doing to try to keep up with the snow. As soon as we can we will start hauling snow off of the downtown area and off the main streets.”

In addition to the snowplow work, the crew made more than 7,000 sandbags over the weekend and distributed them throughout the city. Unfortunately, when a call was placed for helpers only one person showed up and many people have been calling for sandbags.

Al-Imari says sand and sandbags are available for Logan City residents at 950 West 500 North from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., but they will need to fill them themselves. City employees have been busy distributing sandbags and trying to clear storm drains throughout the city.

Anyone wanting to help fill sandbags in Logan City can call 716-9643. Al-Imari says thousands of sandbags were distributed to municipalities throughout the valley and non-Logan City residents should contact their own municipality to find out about sandbag availability.

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