Break in storm renews routine |

Break in storm renews routine

Students trudged back to school, buses resumed service and garbage crews scrambled to catch up this morning after a break in the season’s sixth arctic storm.

The mercury rose to 41 degrees by mid-morning, though the National Weather Service predicted a high of 47. Piles of crusty, sparkling snow at the edges of streets and parking slowly started to melt.

Classes throughout western Nevada County resumed after most areas had a snow day Tuesday after the heaviest snowfall of the season ” as much as 12 to 24 inches of snow in some areas.

Waste Management of Nevada County sent out trucks to catch up after losing a day of service. Crews will try to catch up by Friday or Saturday. But steep, snow-covered streets could thwart their efforts, operations manager Jeff Massaglia said.

“The guys chain up, but if they can’t get in, or if it’s unsafe to back out, those areas will be the hard ones,” Massaglia said. Residents in such areas can put their bins at the end of their roads where crews can pass by on a street that has been cleared, Massaglia said.

People with questions about their service also can call Waste Management at 274-3090.

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