The unusual January thaw has had some benefits—it’s helped the city of Houghton’s DPW catch up on clearing away the snow.
At their regular meeting Wednesday, Houghton City Manager Eric Waara told the city council work crews have been widening the streets at night and that they are looking forward to their second weekend off in a row.
Houghton Police Chief John Donnelly said his department has seen a drastic drop in car accidents–only 16 since the last meeting–averaging about one a day.
More wintery weather is expected in the near future, so the city expects to be busy again soon.
And despite the snow melt, there is plenty of snow for Winter Carnival and the upcoming Yooper Luge.