This week’s refuse
and recycling route schedules have not been affected by Wednesday’s
Disposal drivers had trouble entering alleys--and in some cases deployed
pickup trucks to remove the trash for transfer to the big trucks--by day’s
end the Chesterton Street Department had succeeded in clearing alleys,
Street Commissioner John Schnadenberg told the Chesterton Tribune
“Able’s been going
to great lengths to complete the job,” he said. “Obviously (using pickup
trucks) was only a temporary thing.”
that the towering snow banks at the entrances to many of the town’s alleys
barred access to the large garbage trucks. Crews were pushing those snow
banks back today, he said.
How Much Snow?
been your impression that this winter--besides being an extraordinarily cold
one--has been snowier than usual, you’re right.
An average season’s
snowfall in Duneland totals around 37 inches, Schnadenberg said.
total, so far: 54 inches, with another month and a half to go.
“We’ll be hitting
60 inches before you know it,” Schnadenberg said. “Double the normal amount.
And that means your winter budget is going to be double too.”