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Letter: DeKalb public works did all they could to clear sidewalks, keep city running

To the Editor:

It is easy to be a critic when you sit in an office with no understanding of what it takes to manage and implement the forces needed to clean our streets and parking lots of such an enormous snowstorm along with minus 30-plus, sub-zero temperatures in recent days.

City employees and staff get up at 2 a.m. to prepare their snow plows for endless hours of plowing with almost no sleep. Equipment breaks, water mains break in freezing 30-below-zero temperatures.

Has anyone ever tried to repair a water main under these conditions? I think not. Did you or your friends think to give them a cup of coffee while they were freezing their butts off just so the citizens of DeKalb were provided water to their homes or businesses?

Businesses in these areas did plow snow and did a great job, but because of the enormity of common sense rules, you may want to consider taking your running to the YMCA for a few days and stay out of the way so the City of DeKalb can do their job without interference.

Paul Jerde

DeKalb

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