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Where Does All Our Snow Go?

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With Fargo bringing in a current snowfall total of 40.3 inches this winter and a current snow depth of 13 inches, all that snow has to go somewhere. Fargo Public Works has the task of storing it before it melts away.

The City of Fargo uses three snow dump sites to store all that snow. The biggest one sites on the south side at 38th St. and 40th Ave, SW.

Lee Anderson, with Fargo Public Works, says this kind of storage is critical after all the snow we've had. "After a blizzard or serious snow event you're missing parts of your lanes on your snow emergency routes, cause overtime the banks in the curbs end up being high enough where your snowplow equipment whether it be trucks or graders or loaders can't throw it high enough to get it over that."

Anderson, says that's where the blowing and hauling of snow comes into play. Especially in areas like downtown where there's no boulevards or fields to throw or store the snow.

Crews have been working around the clock since our February 11th blizzard and estimate they've hauled 200-250 truck loads of snow a night to storage sites. Anderson, says they'll be chasing and hauling this snow until it melts.

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