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By Alex Ross 

Harsh winter problematic for snow removal, street repair


March 22, 2018

Havre Daily News/Ryan Welch

A grader plows snow off of a street on the east side of Havre Tuesday beyond barriers blocking off a deep pothole as the city attempts to deal with deep ruts formed by melting and refreezing ice.

After a winter marked by frigid temperatures and record-breaking snowfall, the weather has taken its toll on Havre's streets, and Havre Public Works Director Dave Peterson said it will likely have long-term effects.

The city has received more than 80 inches of snow since July.

All the more overwhelming, Peterson said, is the fact that the snow has not melted away.

"Usually you have warm spells and the snow melts out, you get rid of it and then you get more snow," Peterson said. "This year that didn't happen."

The buildup of ice, snow and slush has created ruts in the snow cover on th...

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