Road crews clearing up to 4 inches of snow

A man uses a Scott's spreader to throw salt on a sidewalk in the 200 block of Sixth Street as snow began falling Monday morning in Quincy. Temperatures are expected to fall to near 12 degrees Monday night. (H-W Photo/Phil Carlson)
Posted: Dec. 31, 2012 4:00 pm Updated: Jan. 14, 2013 4:15 pm

Herald-Whig Staff Writer

Up to 4 inches of snow is expected to fall in the area Monday before temperatures dip below freezing the next four days.

The National Weather Service is reporting that temperatures will only reach as high as 18 degrees on New Year's Day and are expected to remain in the 20s until Saturday.

The city of Quincy has had plows out since 8 a.m. City crews will continue plowing streets until 7 p.m., when a new shift starts. Snow is expected to continue falling, although more lightly, into the evening.

Marty Stegeman, interim director of Central Services, said crews will remain out until the streets are cleared.

"We're going to be here for the duration," Stegeman said.

The slowing snowfall has helped crews get a jump on clearing city streets.

"We're hoping to put a dent in it now," Stegeman said. "As long as it doesn't turn into freezing rain, right now it's going OK."

Stan Reichert of the Adams County Highway Department said that with the snowfall diminishing, crews are having an easier time clearing the roads.

"The guys are saying that a majority of the payment is clear," Reichert said. "The temperatures have been working with us a little bit, and it's been melting really good."