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Charlottesville Works to Improve Snow Removal Operations

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After a blockbuster winter, the city of Charlottesville is looking at what it can do differently next year. City leaders are looking ahead at how to improve operations and even its sidewalk snow removal policy.

The city describes this not only as an unusual winter compared to most recent years, but also a challenging one.

City spokesperson Miriam Dickler says because of the overall amount of snowfall, it has been a challenge determining where to put the snow once it has been removed. During the time we had close to a foot snow, the city hauled it to city parks - but Dickler says when it comes to sidewalks, different agencies will come together to talk about how it can do a better job of helping people who are not able to remove snow.

“So hopefully people have seen some changes and they'll keep seeing more. We're going to think about things specifically as it pertains to sidewalk snow removal, we're going to think about ways we can better help our elderly and disabled residents clear their sidewalks,” said Dickler.

In the meantime, the city has been able to count on people checking in on neighbors and friends on their own.

Those department meetings are expected to happen during the next couple of months.

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