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City crews clear 2,000 miles of road

SALISBURY — City crews have plowed more than 2,000 miles of road during the snowstorm.
The city has deployed nine snow plows, one motor-grader, two loaders, three back hoes, three tractors and four tandem dump trucks for snow removal. Given the large amount of snowfall, Salisbury-Rowan Utilities, Parks and Recreation, Infrastructure Services and Fire Department employees are assisting the Street Division with snow clearing and removal.
The following roads are clear tonight, according to Street Division Manager Craig Powers: Statesville Boulevard, Monroe Street, Mahaley Avenue, Confederate Avenue (from Mahaley to Brownrigg), West Henderson Street, Mocksville Avenue, 11th Street, Brenner Avenue, Grove Street, Arlington Street, Old Wilkesboro Road, Industrial Avenue, Long Street, Main Street, Innes Street, Fulton Street, Bringle Ferry Road, Newsome Road, Stokes Ferry Road, Old Concord Road, Jake Alexander Boulevard, Arlington Street, Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue (from Innes Street to Jake Alexander Boulevard) and Harrison Road.
Street crews are focusing on secondary and neighborhood streets and will continue clearing snow through Friday and the weekend as needed.
Although road conditions on major thoroughfares have improved, temperatures are expected to drop below freezing tonight. This will lead to the threat of black ice on major thoroughfares until temperatures warm. The city is advising that motorists use extreme caution during the morning hours.  
Most non-essential city operations will be closed Friday. This includes City Hall, the City Office Building and all recreation centers. All essential operations will continue, including public safety operations, police and fire, as well as public service crews as they clear roadways. City Transit service will not operate.
The Salisbury Customer Service Center, One-Stop Shop for Development Services and garbage pick-up will operate.
The Customer Service Center will open at noon Friday to field customer service-related calls from Salisbury residents and client communities. In addition, the parking lot and roadways to the Salisbury Customer Service Center will be clear by noon p.m. via Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue from the direction of Old Concord Road and Innes Street for customers who wish to conduct business in person.
The City’s One Stop Shop for Development Services will open at noon Friday to provide services to business and development customers. Customers may park on North Main Street to visit this office. 
Garbage service will resume midday Friday once residential streets have been cleared. Trash service will continue throughout the weekend. Residents should leave garbage bins at the curb until they’ve been emptied.  
Additional weather related information affecting city operations may be issued through the Public Information Office and will also be available through the city’s Facebook page and Twitter feed, as well as the city’s website at www.salisburync.gov.

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