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Lexington closes streets to clear snow

Crews used a front end loader to shovel out the snow from streets and sidewalks.
Crews used a front end loader to shovel out the snow from streets and sidewalks.(WDBJ7 Photo)
Published: Jan. 18, 2022 at 6:26 PM EST
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LEXINGTON, Va. (WDBJ) - Lexington residents found some of their streets closed for a bit Tuesday.

It was so the public works people could remove piles of snow thrown up when plowing streets during Sunday’s storm.

Lexington’s streets can be narrow, and when there’s that much snow, there’s just nowhere for it to go.

”It’s not like we’re out in the county and we have big open grass shoulders we can plow snow onto,” said Jeff Martone, Lexington Director of Public Works. “We’re usually impacting somebody’s entrances and sidewalks and we get our share of complaints here and there. And we have limited space to stockpile snow downtown, so when we get the bigger events, it’s better to haul it out.”

The snow gets taken to Lexington’s Jordan’s Point Park.

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