Removing lots and lots of snow

 

January 13, 2022

Jess Field / Petersburg Pilot

With no good place left to dump snow around town, borough workers loaded mounds of record snowfall into trucks for hauling away.

Leaving his warm house and family behind at 2:30 a.m., during winter months in order to plow snow can be downright taxing for Martin Odegaard. The Public Works (PW) foreman lives out on Cabin Creek, and he's no stranger to putting chains on his pickup just to make it to work. Recently, it took him a half hour to complete the three-mile drive, no joke.

"I know the road pretty well, know what to look for, and I've always got it figured out how I'm gonna make it in," Odegaard says. "Always made it."

Odegaard says the five member crew begins preparing for winter conditions in November and then...



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