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Mayor Says Marietta Emerging Unfazed from Near-Record Arctic Outbreak
Posted on: 01/08/2014
By  Mike Cullums
With the dreaded “polar vortex” heading back to where it belongs, WMOA News checked with Marietta Mayor Joe Matthews for a report on how the city fared during the outbreak of minus-8 temperatures and minus-30 wind chill values.
“The guys out on the crews have done a great job,” Matthews says. “We didn’t have a whole lot of snow but the days we did they got after it and did a fantastic job. The streets remained very passable compared to the county's, where they had a Level Two (Weather Emergency) for awhile.
“Also, so far no major infrastructure problems. We did have one water break out on Hadley Lane but they got that fixed the same day,” Matthews adds.
The city budgets for snow removal and emergency infrastructure repairs and, at least for now, there’s sufficient money left for such contingencies.
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