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Video and Photos: First Winter Storm of 2013

Roads are bad and getting worse

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Posted: Monday, February 25, 2013 11:45 am | Updated: 4:43 pm, Mon Feb 25, 2013.

SULLIVAN - City street crews continue to clean-up after Thursday's winter blast. The strong storm rolled across the Plains, dumping several inches of ice, sleet and snow across east-central Missouri.

(Video here)

City of Sullivan Street Commissioner Larry Cuneio on Monday said he had nine plows working more than 18 hours nonstop. "We started early Thursday morning and didn't stop until about 12:30 a.m. Friday, finishing at the airport," said Cuneio from his city office on North Church Street. The City used 250 tons of salt - about 50 tons more than the average storm.

"The ice was pretty tough," Cuneio said. "We had a little of everything with this storm, but this was different because we had a lot of ice." He said that the area dodged a bullet because the ice did not accumulate on power lines. Most of the ice came in the form of sleet, thanks to a warm front that pushed into the area during the storm.

Another storm is forecast for Kansas City and Columbia, arriving tonight and Tuesday. However, it may arrive in Sullivan as rain. If not, the City of Sullivan is ready.

"We're in good shape and ready to go," said Cuneio.

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