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Snow Removal Hampered in Beckley by Equipment Issues


Equipment problems are hampering Beckley’s efforts to dig out from more than 2 feet of snow.

Mayor Bill O’Brien tells The Register-Herald that crews are working around the clock to clear the city’s 535 streets. But five of the city’s 11 snow plows are broken down.

O’Brien says the plows are good for normal snow but the recent heavy, wet snow has strained them.

He also says many Board of Public Works employees haven’t been able to get to work, including a mechanic.

Beckley resident Allen Mahaffey tells the newspaper that he didn’t see a snow plow on his street for five days last week.