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City employees keep snowy streets safe

It might feel as if we've had plenty of winter, but more cold weather lies ahead.

In anticipation of the area's first snowstorm of the year, we caught up with some Concord city employees who help keep area roads clear during winter storms.

Snow began to fall in the area on Christmas night.

About 4-5 inches accumulated by noon the next day.

Work to reduce the eventual cleanup started Dec. 22 and ended early Dec. 27.

In that time, workers made and distributed 20,000 gallons of brine to nearly 200 miles of Concord's main thoroughfares that aren't managed as top-priority routes by the N.C. Department of Transportation.

Those workers also salted and plowed the roads, traveling nearly 1,000 miles during that five-day period.

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