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Missoula crews working to remove snow, alleviate ponding

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MISSOULA - Crews continue their work to clear city streets and drainage areas of snow berms.

Mild temperatures following two big snow events over the last two weeks have led to water quickly ponding on roads, leaving drainage areas susceptible to overflow.

With an estimated 7,000 drains in Missoula, the city has a priority list based on those areas where the biggest and most frequent issues have occurred in the past.

Missoula City Street Superintendent Brian Hensel says they will continue to address problems as they come up. 

“Snow, when it’s warm like this, our priority is snow plowing," Hensel said. "We’re in pretty good shape. We’ll try to respond to requests for other plowing as we can, but right now this is our primary focus while the weather stays warm and things continue to melt.”

Hensel adds that he appreciates those residents who have been pitching in to help clear berms and drains, alleviating flooding concerns.

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