Part of the issue was all the snow that fell on Racine this year, about double the yearly norm. But the larger issue was the lack of city personnel to manage it all — necessitating the hiring of outside contractors.
This winter's repeated snowstorms have kept public works crews busy in the Racine area, ringing up hundreds of hours in employee overtime pay that has some municipalities looking at a possible budget crunch.
One woman snowshoed to the polls. Plow trucks mounted sidewalks to clear pileups of snow. Parked cars and mailboxes nearly disappeared underne…
It was a rough night for a tow truck operator in the Town of Norway, as the tow truck lost control of a disabled snowplow it was towing and the snowplow landed on its side in a roundabout.
A driver survived when his pickup truck plunged about 70 feet off a slippery interchange exit ramp. A Wisconsin Department of Transportation camera captured the Milwaukee-area crash.
Swedish director Hans Petter Moland remade his own film "In Order of Disappearance," as a Liam Neeson aggrieved dad thriller, transposing the location to a Colorado mountain town (though they shot in British Columbia, tax breaks!). In this black comedy, a snowplow driver (Neeson) unearths the seedy underbelly of a dastardly small town drug gang while seeking revenge for the death of his son. Rent it for $3.99 on iTunes, Amazon or YouTube.
It was the fifth untimely death suffered by a local public works employee in under four years.
It was just an ordinary day for a snowplow driver in California, until he struck a car buried in snow -- then his day turned into a rescue mission.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation posted the video to Facebook, saying: "In Minnesota, we call this 'Wednesday.'"
Better highway service and more autopsy space were among the goals behind construction of the two buildings at a total cost of just over $22 million.
I live on busy Highway MM. The last good snow fall we had, the county snowplow did in my mailbox post — the mailbox survived. This is the four…
What is the repair or replacement policy for mailboxes that are damaged - or, in our case, destroyed - by a city or county snow plow?