County crews anticipate more plowing

Published: Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013 11:48 a.m. CDT
(Kyle Bursaw —
Fat Boyz bartender Mike Jenkin shovels snow on the sidewalk in front of the establishment in Sycamore on Tuesday.

DeKalb County road crews expect to plow snow off the streets today and possibly Thursday, depending on the weather.

County Engineer Nathan Schwartz said he expects the county’s 12 plow trucks to be out this morning on the 190 miles of road for which they are responsible. The wind and the snowfall will determine how long the crews are plowing, Schwartz said.

The blustering winds and snowfall forced several closings Tuesday, with DeKalb High School and DeKalb Middle School releasing at 2 p.m., Indian Creek schools releasing at 1:30 p.m. and Hinckley-Big Rock schools releasing at 1 p.m.

Snow showers were expected to continue today, with a high of 34 degrees and breezy conditions, according to AccuWeather.

Mark Espy, director of DeKalb’s street operations, said the city’s 17 plow trucks would focus on main roads before going onto the side streets.

“We’ll be staying with it until it’s done,” Espy said.

Fred Busse, Sycamore Public Works director, said half of his road crew would plow Sycamore’s roads Tuesday until midnight, with the other half working from midnight to this morning.

“We’re going to keep a crew out as long as it’s snowing,” Busse said.

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