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Cars parked in alleys send city plows circling

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SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) - The sound of snow plow blades scraping against dry Sioux City streets drew concern from some city tax payers Saturday.  The little bit of snow we received in Sioux City today melted right off most streets, but the city's snow plows were still out and about.

At least one plow was seen circling several blocks between 29th and 31st Street from Jackson to Court streets over several hours, even though the sun had soaked up all the snow.

Some worried the work was a waste of money.  Field Services Director, Brian Fahrendholz, said the drivers were trying to plow the alleyways, which didn't melt as fast as the north-south streets.  However, they were having a hard time doing their job, because so many cars were parked in those alleys.  The plows had to double back repeatedly through streets without snow, to try to clear the way in the allies. 

City officials say, the job could be done more quickly if people would park somewhere other than the alleyway when it snows.

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