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After long break, Eastern Iowa braces for more snow

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by Bryan Goettel 

NORTH LIBERTY (KWWL) - Street departments across Eastern Iowa are bracing for their first snowstorm in several weeks and that includes North Liberty. But thanks to that much needed break in winter weather, cities like North Liberty are better prepared for more snow.

Sand was being hauled in Thursday as North Liberty gets ready for its first snow event in nearly a month.

"January where it seemed like it was snowing every third or fourth day we were starting to get a little worried about our sand/salt consumption," said street superintendent Don Colony.

But after a long quiet stretch and a lot of melting, the forecast looks a whole lot brighter.

"If we have four ice storms we'll deplete this pretty much and probably eight storms, we're good for eight snow storms," said Colony. 

As long as mother nature cooperates, Colony is hopeful his current supply will be enough.

"I feel pretty good that we'll make it through the winter with what we have," said Colony.

Just how confident is North Liberty about having enough salt and sand to get through the rest of winter? In the past week they've filled hundreds of sandbags in preparation for possible flooding that could come with warmer weather this spring.

Online Reporter: Bryan Goettel

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