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Public works crews in the Greater Danbury area had a big job to do yesterday and overnight. 


Bethel First Selectman Matt Knickerbocker says it's been a while since this level of intensity has been seen in just a day span.  He noted that crews slept at the highway garage and didn't go home between shifts because of the snowfall rate.


Municipal officials say for the most part, residents heeded calls to get their cars off the streets so plows could push through without any obstacles.


Knickerbocker says the snow removal budget took a hit with this storm, but noted that the town should be fine for the rest of winter since Spring is around the corner.  Bethel budgets fairly conservatively for snow removal operations, expecting a harsh winter each year.  Knickerbocker says luckily there weren't event that many freezing dates this year that salt and sand had to be put down to handle snow and ice.

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