The Devils Lake City Streets supervisor, LeRoy Shereck, and his crew have been keeping pretty busy this winter as snow fills the city’s streets time and again.

The Devils Lake City Streets supervisor, LeRoy Shereck, and his crew have been keeping pretty busy this winter as snow fills the city’s streets time and again.

In fact Shereck says they have to rely on help from the Water Department and Sanitation Department to keep the city’s streets cleared each time it snows. Guys from all three crews have been doing their best to maintain the U.S. Highway 2 corridor, the emergency routes, the city’s downtown shopping district and the residential streets and avenues. It’s a big job, especially when you factor in the number of times it has snowed this winter, so far. And it’s not done yet.

Shereck told the Journal that they plan to widen the streets and avenues when the weather [snow] lets up enough for them to do it. He said they are concerned about how high the snow is piled and safety at intersections is becoming a concern. All they’re waiting for is for the weather to cooperate. The plan is to truck snow out of the residential areas where it is the most congested with snow, like those narrow streets and avenues north of Central Middle School. Shereck said that may be done later this week already.

Yesterday they did the streets, last night they cleared the downtown shopping district and today they plan to do the avenues. One thing that has helped has been when residents keep their vehicles off where they are scheduled to clear snow. Shereck said, “Please, be good to your neighbors and move your vehicles so we don’t have to go around where they’re parked.” The city’s police have been ticketing those who have not moved their vehicles. There’s plenty of room for the city to store snow in Ruger Park, near Ed’s Bait Shop and East of the city cemetery.

Shereck said he wants residents to know that they are working nearly around the clock to keep the town open. He gives the credit to the hard work of his Streets crew and the guys from Water and Sanitation who are helping out, too. “Let them know how much we appreciate their help,” he added.