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Plowing the roads after the storm

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KENNEWICK, Wash. -- We often take for granted the work that goes into making roads drivable after a snow storm. Plow operator's in Kennewick have been criss crossing the city pushing the snow off the road. 

For Greg Mendoza, a city employee who has been plowing for nine years, his long work day began at midnight and won't end until after three in the afternoon, but for him it's part of the job, "I probably worked what 13 hours into now, and by the end of my total shift,  it'll be about 15.  So it's just something you get used to."

According to the cities public works department, the plowing will continue over night into tomorrow on major roadways. 

 They plan on reaching more residential and rural areas afterwards.  However, they are hopeful that warmer temperatures later in the week will melt most of that snow before their plows get there.