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Slick Spots in the Quad Cities

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There are still a lot of slick spots all over the Quad Cities, especially in residential neighborhoods and along side streets.

The problem is the blizzard that hit two weeks ago. Public works departments are out trying to clean the roads up. However, the storm had so much rain that iced over and has made snow removal difficult.

"that was a bit unusual for us by the time we could get out to the outlying neighborhoods," Davenport Public Works Director Mike Clarke said. "we already had an inch of ice or so underneath a couple inches of snow. It was just stuck so hard to the asphalt and the concrete that our plow blades just cannot get it up."

Only a road grader can scrape up the ice. However, the blades usually have to be replaced after five to eight hours because of conditions.

 

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