SNOW EMERGENCY UPDATES: City buildings remain open and water main break fixed; plowing and trash hauling 'halfway accomplished'

As of 11 a.m. today (Tuesday, January 7), all city buildings are open and operational. The City of Taylor's SNOW EMERGENCY remains in effect. Residents should remove their parked vehicles from the streets so that Department of Public Works snow plows can do their best work. Vehicles parked in violation can be ticketed.

The trash hauling schedule had to be adjusted yesterday due to the heavy snowfall and frigid temperatures and is now running about a day behind, according to DPS Director Dave Mackie. DPW has been working 24/7 since the snowstorm started. While we plan to receive another report later in the day on the progress of both the plowing and the trash pickup, it should be noted that DPW is estimating that the snowplows and trash haulers, working in tandem, are approximately halfway done with the city (based on the scheduled trash pickup days). According to Mackie, all the city streets should be plowed by the end of today.

As of this moment, the only city building that is scheduled to close early is the Taylor Community Library. The library will be open until 5 p.m. today, due to staffing issues related to the weather.

The four water main breaks that were reported yesterday have been fixed. They were at Telegraph and Koths; in the 9800 block of Dudley near Kinyon; at Haskell near Westlake; and in the 8000 block of Dudley near Champaign.

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