Manhattan city officials Tuesday gave an update on how public works crews have navigated the frigid and slick conditions this past week.
City manager Ron Fehr:
Mayor Wynn Butler says also at play this week has been a delay of trash service to most residents.
Local snow removal fleets do not have large numbers so they must focus on main roads and hills first. City officials continue to recommend residents drive carefully and allow extra space between cars when braking.
The freeze-thaw cycle also brings with it added potholes in the city.
Citizens can report accidents, potholes, and other road hazards on the City of Manhattan website under the “report it” tab.
Fehr also noted ongoing city projects have lost about a day’s amount of work because of the weather, but are looking to get back on track.
One or two more waterline tie-ins are needed on the Denison and Kimball waterline project where crews are working to finish as quickly as they are able in order to help fix other water line issues across the city.