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Inclement weather brings long hours for city crews, frustration for drivers

The snow removal effort Monday morning left a lot to be desired around Great Bend. While Main Street and 10th Street received the most attention, side streets remained blanketed and motorists found navigating intersections tricky.

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 With a foot of snow burying the city, to say the last two weeks have been a challenge for the motoring public and city employees may be the biggest understatement of this young year.
Great Bend Street Superintendent Mike Crawford said not only impacted his beleaguered Public Works Street Division, but all other departments as well. “Administration, Municipal Airport, Public Lands, Water, Water Pollution Control, Cemetery, Fire and Police departments, have all worked hard to meet the challenge of extreme cold and snow,” he said.
None of this, however, has stopped complaints from winter-weary residents from piling up like the ...

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