City Manager explains snow removal policies

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The Topeka city manager is answering questions as to why snow removal on side streets is not happening during this most recent snow event. City Manager Brent Trout talked to KSNT news morning anchor Brittney Moore about the city’s snow removal process in neighborhood streets. 

Trout says the city’s priority for snow removal are the main streets. He says side streets aren’t addressed until there is six inches of snowfall on the streets. It’s a policy they have followed for years

“We make sure the primary roads are taken care of, the secondary roads. Most people live a few blocks from one of those main roads, and we’ve tackled those. That allows people to get to work or get into the school, and so forth” said the city manager.

And potholes are more likely to form again, once the snow and ice begin to melt. says potholes are created when snow and rain seep into the soil under the pavement of the hole.

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