City Set to Reopen for Business Wednesday

Posted on Feb 26, 2013

Amarillo, TX – Thanks to a concerted team effort by city departments, streets throughout the city of Amarillo are being cleared following the record-breaking 24-hour snowfall event that kept many people home Monday and Tuesday. The City of Amarillo’s street department and other crews will continue to work throughout the night in downtown and on school routes.

“We’ve been plowing arterial streets all day today and they should be in good shape by tonight,” says Chris Mitchell, street superintendent. “As of 5 this afternoon, there were three locations where streets were still closed and we’re working diligently to have them all open by tomorrow morning’s commute.”

Mitchell expects one of those problem areas, on 34th Street from Osage to Arthur, to be cleared by this evening. The two other areas streets that will be tackled throughout the night are on Hillside from Coulter to Soncy and on 10th Street from Channing to Eastern.

“Our night shift will be plowing around schools and continuing to clear streets in downtown,” Mitchell says. “With the help of our utilities and parks departments, we have accomplished a lot today.”

Airport Boulevard was cleared earlier this evening. Plus, Airport Manager Pat Rhodes reports all gates and runways are cleared at Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport.

City of Amarillo services including Municipal Courts, Teen Court, City of Amarillo Transit services, Public Health, Amarillo Public Libraries and Women, Infant and Children (WIC) will be operational Wednesday, Feb. 27. The regular meeting of the Amarillo City Commission has been rescheduled for tomorrow as well. The work session will start at 1:30 p.m. followed by the regular meeting in Commission Chambers at 3 p.m.

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