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Eau Claire plows busy maintaining the roads you drive on

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Eau Claire (WQOW) - Plows were out again around the Chippewa Valley cleaning up roads after another winter weather storm.

The Eau Claire City Street Department had plows out as soon as the sleet started on Monday morning.

Street Maintenance Manager, Steve Thompson, told News 18, crews focus on the main arterial roads first before they clean up residential roads.

"Sand is more for traction. That's used in the residential roads, and on the main arterials we use salt. That's because salt is very expensive. It's at about $76 a ton, and our budget only allows for us to be able to apply it to those 86 miles of main streets," Thompson explained.

Thompson said plows will be out all night on Monday evening into Tuesday morning clearing the roads until the rain and snow come to a complete stop. 

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