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Crews remove snow piled on streets

WAUSAU (WAOW) - Wausau street crews are trying to chip away at all the snow piled up on the side of the roads.

A crew was out on Wednesday and more will sweep the city throughout the night. Wausau's Superintendent of the Public Works says people in Wausau are complaining about the amount of snow piled up on the side of the roads.

"We've got graters that pull it away from the curb, then we have the large-end loader and snowblowers to blow it into the trucks and the trucks haul it to the snow disposal area," said Ric Mohelnitzky.

But he says those areas are getting full.

"We're having a hard time trying to maintain those," said Mohelnitzky.

Snow won't melt because it's been too cold. In fact, according to StormTrack9 meteorologists, this is the 10th coldest start to the winter season in Wausau's history.

Kay Weber of Wausau, drives a P.T. Cruiser and says the snow is making her car's height an issue.

"It would be better if we could actually see around corners at intersections," said Weber.

She says the tall piles make it more difficult to turn.

"Come to a complete stop and pull forward, so that I can see around the snow, versus just assuming I'm going to be free and clear and go," said Weber.

Other drivers say they try to avoid the issue by driving larger vehicles, like trucks. In the mean time, drivers say they'll be extra careful and wait patiently for warmer temperatures.

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