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Harrisburg snow crews plan to "burn the midnight oil" - abc27 WHTM

Harrisburg snow crews plan to "burn the midnight oil"

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) -

Pennsylvania's capital city is working around the clock to ensure commuters and workers have a safe evening.

Harrisburg Public Works are concerned about the layer under the snow freezing over into the night. New Public Works Director Aaron Johnson said all 16 workers, including a few pulled from Water and Sewer, will continue to lay down salt and plow major roads and side streets.

Monday's holiday and Tuesday's snow made it so trash pickup was delayed in some places, but it should be picked up by Wednesday.

City workers are in for the long haul, making sure roads are passable for the morning.

"We feel as though we have it under control," said Johnson. "We're trying to stay ahead of the game. Probably going to burn a little of the midnight oil. So we're going to have to stay and work overtime."

This is new Mayor Eric Papenfuse's first major snowfall, which means his administration is reviewing the policies in place from the previous administration.

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