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Quincy mayor lifts snow emergency

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QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) -

Mayor John Spring announced that the snow emergency in Quincy is now over.

The emergency was set to expire late Wednesday night, but with the let up in snowfall Tuesday afternoon allowed for Spring to lift it early. 

"Thank you to everyone for their cooperation with today's storm," Spring stated in a press release. "Great job by the city crews and the Quincy Police Department."

Central Services Director Marty Stegeman said Tuesday afternoon that snow removal has been going very well, but crews will continue to clean up streets throughout the night.

"The roads are in good shape," Stegeman said. "All of the roads are passable, and I wouldn't say there's any trouble spots."

Road crews will continue working in 12-hour shifts through 7 a.m. Wednesday morning despite the halt in snowfall. Stegeman says it will give them a chance to catch up.

"We'll be able to get certain areas cleaned up a little more," Stegeman said. "The higher temperatures helped us out, but we'll have some melting and re-freezing. We'll continue to lay salt down throughout the night."

Stegeman says that, going forward, the biggest worries will be black ice and slick intersections.

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