Snowplow map

A pair of snowstorms, one starting the day before Thanksgiving and the other two days after the holiday, have kept snowplowing crews from the Baker City Public Works Department busy.

“There’s a lot of snow out there,” Michelle Owen, the city’s public works director, said this morning.

A nine-person crew started at midnight Sunday to plow and haul away snow from sections of several downtown streets and other higher-priority routes such as Campbell, Broadway and 10th streets, Owen said.

Crews also plowed streets near schools to prepare for this morning’s rush.

A day crew was working today, and workers will be out overnight again to continue hauling away snow from temporary berms, Owen said.

Trucks are dumping snow at the Ellingson Lumber Company property off Broadway, and at the Baker County Fairgrounds.

Owen said she’ll decide later this week whether to have residential streets plowed. Warmer temperatures, with daytime highs in the upper 30s, are forecast for much of this week.

A snowplow priority map is available at www.bakercity.com

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