These Streets are Clean!

One truck actually caught fire

By Anthony Ponce
|  Wednesday, Feb 10, 2010  |  Updated 3:45 PM CDT
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It's now safe to drive.

Chicago's full fleet of 275 snow fighting trucks spent the last two days battling a hefty winter storm that dumped a record amount of snow on Chicago's streets. Wednesday, after touching up the city's side streets, the whole fleet returned to base.

"Our drivers will be resting tonight after  coming off of the most intense snow storm of the year and a storm that generated more snow in one 24 hour period in February than at any other time in Chicago’s history," Streets and Sanitation Commissioner Thomas Byrne said. 

The deluge of flakes was so intense that one of the city's trucks actually caught fire, and had to be totalled after working for 30 hours straight.

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