Rapid City's snow removal crews have been working all winter clearing the streets of snow. On Saturday, they were out around 3 a.m. treating the roads with chemicals to melt away the light snow.
Don Brumbaugh, the superintendent of the Rapid City Street Division, says it seems they are clearing the streets more often this year. "It started the fourth of October with the big blizzard and it seems like it's been snowing on and off ever since," said Brumbaugh.
This winter's on and off snow has kept the snow removal team busy and Saturday was no exception. "It started about 3 o'clock this morning, so crews were called out and the boys been out working ever since," said Brumbaugh.
According to The National Weather Service of Rapid City, Rapid City has had more snow fall than normal. Since July there have been 61 inches of snow fall. Compare that to the average of just 34 inches.
After the snow season, the work does not stop for the snow removal crews.
They move on to street patching and curb repair in the spring and summer.