Narrow roads create issues for Fargo city plows

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FARGO, N.D. (Valley News Live) As a winter storm prepares to pummel the Fargo-Moorhead area Wednesday night and Thursday, the city of Fargo is asking for the public’s help in keeping streets clear.

The city wants vehicles to avoid parking on streets until 6 a.m. Saturday.

“Narrow roads have created issues for our equipment getting by. Not only ours, but emergency services as well,” Fargo Public Works Supervisor Lee Anderson said. “So, we’re asking for help there.”

Anderson said snow plows don't go out when its raining.

The strong winds and high snow totals Fargo is expected will be a nightmare for road crews trying to keep streets clean.

“Those will be very, very tough conditions. We'll manage them the best we can but yeah, it's going to be challenging and we don't have much choice but to deal with it,” Anderson said.

The public works staff has already been taxed this year with crews working nonstop in February clearing the record amount snow Fargo received.

Anderson said the high winds can loosen all the snow crews have plowed, making them do double the work.