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Green Bay hopes new plow strategy good for walkers

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Public-works crews in Green Bay will try to do pedestrians a favor by adopting a new plowing strategy downtown.

   Plows usually push snow to the side of the road, but that can create obstacles on curbs and sidewalks. So instead, crews will plow snow to the center of the street and then scoop it up and haul it away.

   Public-works superintendent Tony Fietzer said the new strategy will make it easier for shoppers and pedestrians to get around. He says in turn that will make it more appealing to come downtown in the middle of winter.

   A Green Bay Press-Gazette report says storeowners are delighted. One says customers had "to be mountain goats" to navigate snow banks. Another says the idea will keep customers from taking their business elsewhere.

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