Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Another Winter Freeze

The City of Vinton got hit again with another round of ice and snow today. The crews are hard at work removing the snow and salting/sanding the ice. The streets are full of slush which makes for a real mess, but the city, county and DOT work together to get all the roads cleaned up rather quick. You can see from the picture of the tree that the street crews will probably be out picking up limbs tomorrow. Thankfully, they and the electric line crews have done a lot of tree trimming to keep branches from the power lines. Otherwise several businesses and homes may have been without power today.

Monday, December 3, 2007

Winter Freeze Hits Early

This past weekend, the City of Vinton, along with the rest of eastern Iowa was hit hard by an ice storm. This is reminiscent of last February when a similar, but larger, storm hit the area. Fortunately, we have a great street department that tackled the job of removing the snow and sanding/salting the ice to make it possible for the city businesses and schools to function as close to normal as possible today.