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A Bobcat tractor is wedged next to mailboxes on 79th Street in Cottage Grove after last week's snowfall, evidence of the challenges of snow removal after two storms dropped a significant amount of snow in the south Washington County. Bulletin photo by Scott Wente.

After the storms: Cities still digging out

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Two significant snowfall in as many weeks left Cottage Grove officials urging residents to help the city by digging out fire hydrants from deep snow banks.


Up to 18 inches of snow dumped in the Dec. 11 blizzard left most of the city's 1,300 fire hydrants buried in snow after plow trucks cleared the roadways. That presents a danger, Cottage Grove Public Safety officials say, by making it difficult for fire crews to get needed water in the event of a house fire.

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