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Thanks to the Snow Removal Crews
By Chief Edward Talik


January 06, 2009

Weather, like we have had for the last couple of weeks, can be dangerous. It's a good idea to stay put while the plows make their first pass. Staying put; however, is not always an option. The men and women of public safety, for example, must continue to provide services regardless of the conditions. Last week's storm placed heavy demands on both police and fire. The dedicated Public Works snow removal crews made meeting those demands much easier and safer.

Considering the tremendous amount of snow that fell in such a short time, it is amazing how quickly the crews were able to make roads passable. As each day began, it seemed there was a fresh coating of snow on the ground. This only helped to complicate the efforts of the crews to clear the secondary streets.

As I walked through town on Friday night, plows continued their battle against the onslaught of snow. At a time when most citizens were at home enjoying the holidays with loved ones, Ketchikan's road crews were out ensuring our roads were passable. On behalf of Chief Hill, and the Ketchikan Police and Fire Departments, I would like to publicly say thank you for a job well done.

Edward Talik
Chief of Police
Ketchikan Police Department
Ketchikan, AK


Received January 05, 2009 - Published January 06, 2009



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