Bismarck prepares for a big storm

BISMARCK, ND (KFYR) – As the city of Bismarck prepares for a major storm, residents are also doing their best to prepare.

“Get groceries, get beer and get out the snow shovels,” said Ron Kraft of Bismarck.

“I am sending books today. And they were supposed to come out this week, so I rushed them out today. Because tomorrow I would have to trudge here in the snow, or whatever,” said Allan, a resident of Bismarck.

While residents prepare, Chad Schiermeister of Public Works prepares for what could be a big storm.

“We will stay on the reds until it stops snowing. I mean, if it keeps snowing like they say it’s going to snow non-stop, we’ll keep going until we can keep them open,” said Chad Schiermeister, crew chief for the public works department. .

There are 386 miles of road in Bismarck, and with two cols in each direction on each route, that’s over 1,600 miles of road to plow. But…

“It’s once. We might have to do it a few times, depending on how much snow settles, how much snow it wants to keep snowing,” Schiermeister said.

Public Works has prepared beds for their dozens of employees who will be working around the clock to ensure the town is cleared of snow as quickly as possible.

Public Works officials say the best thing Bismarck residents can do to help workers is keep their cars off the streets once it starts snowing.

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