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Quincy snow plow drivers working overnight to clear the streets

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QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) -

City of Quincy snow plows will be running non-stop overnight trying to clear the roads.

Twelve crews are now working 12 hour shifts, from 7 to 7.

Two trucks are dedicated to the most traveled routes like Maine Street, 30th, 36th, 48th, 52nd and 54th.

We talked with one plow driver who describes the team work that goes into clearing the streets.

"What we do is tandem up on the main streets here. The lead truck in front of me is knocking the centers out and then I follow behind him and knock the curbs out and lay a little bit of salt down on the intersections in the slick spots," said snow plow driver Jeff Meyer.

Central Services Director Marty Stegeman says with city under a snow emergency, people need to move their cars from those routes so plows can clear the streets.

He says if everything goes smoothly overnight, most city streets should be cleared by Friday morning.

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