City crews to continue removing snow from Mitchell streets in effort to widen paths

Snow removal began Thursday and will continue into the upcoming week, city officials say.

A city snow plow operator clears East Third Avenue in Mitchell after an early January blizzard dropped 23 inches of snow on the city.
Sam Fosness / Republic

MITCHELL — The city of Mitchell will continue removing snow from the streets on Thursday and into the upcoming week.

According to city officials, the goal is to clear streets from curb to curb and widen paths for vehicles to travel. Crews began widening streets Thursday and plan to work on the west side of the city between Main Street and Sanborn Boulevard, along with north and south streets between First Avenue and 15th Avenue.

City officials are requesting all vehicles be removed from the streets that crews will be removing leftover snow on.

Crews will eventually clear snow from the north and south streets between Sanborn Boulevard and Minnesota Street. In addition, streets between First Avenue and 15 Avenue will be widened, as part of the snow removal work.

East and west streets in the same areas listed above will also be included, city officials say.


The schedule of the street continued street cleanup is subject to change.

Sam Fosness joined the Mitchell Republic in May 2018. He was raised in Mitchell, S.D., and graduated from Mitchell High School. He continued his education at the University of South Dakota in Vermillion, where he graduated in 2020 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor in English. During his time in college, Fosness worked as a news and sports reporter for The Volante newspaper.
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