By Paul Schmitt
With over two feet of snow melting in the last few days due to seasonably warmer temperatures, area municipalities looked to clear catch basins in low lying areas to prevent any backup or flooding. Sturgeon Bay City Engineer Chad Shefchik says a fast melt could put a strain on some storm sewer systems.
Shefchik says snow removal from downtown and public properties took second priority when extended forecast temperatures showed highs of 50’s and sunny conditions. A record 29 inches of snow fell in Sturgeon Bay over a two day period last weekend.