At 9 a.m.: Day 5 of Public Impeachment Hearings

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    City to clean up giant piles of snow

    Moving the giant piles of snow became necessary because they block sight lines on streets and present problems for pedestrians.

    The city of Philadelphia is taking some drastic measures to deal with a difficult snowfall.

    The plowing operation to clear major city streets has resulted in big piles of snow. Mayor Michael Nutter says the city has resorted to removing the snow to prevent major problems.

    “It not only presents sightline issues, but also just for pedestrians to move around it.
    We are trying to relocated some of the snow. No idea where it’s being taken it’s not being dumped in either of our two great rivers, just to get it out of the different areas where it may be.”

    The mayor says the snow relocation will be for both major arteries and for side streets. The snow isn’t going into the river, but city officials won’t disclose the sites becasuse they don’t want others to take advantage of them.

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