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TODAY'S QUESTION: What did you think of the city's response to the season's first snowfall?

Monday, December 13, 2010 | 11:26 a.m. CST; updated 9:59 p.m. CST, Monday, December 13, 2010

Columbia received between 1 and 3 inches of snow this weekend, and the city's full crew of 18 plow trucks was out Saturday night. 

Despite the city's efforts, about a dozen accidents occurred from the night into noon Sunday, said Sgt. Joe Bernhard of the Columbia Police Department. The figure excludes vehicles that slid off the road.

Bernhard said taking it easy is the best way to get around in weather like this.

"Braking, turning, stopping: do it all gradually," he said. "Drive slower than you think you need to."

Jill Stedem, Columbia Public Works Department spokeswoman, said the city is keeping the same plowing schedule that it has used in past years. 

She said plows this weekend spread a mixture of salt and cinders. 

Given the weather conditions this weekend, how do you think the city did in keeping our roads clear?


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