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By Dan Reed
Pine Knot News 

Plentiful winter weather depletes road salt supplies


March 8, 2019

Contributed photo

A county snowplow is stuck on the Automba Road in 1941 in this old photo from Lila Kaski Schwoch of Barnum.

This has been one of our old-style winters with lots of snow and at times high winds. Locals complain of the inconvenience of it all: slippery roads, poor snowplow service, and high heating bills from the subzero temperatures.

Yet we can go back to other winters such as the winter of 1940-41 and the famous Armistice Day storm. In this photo from Lila Kaski Schwoch of Barnum, the Carlton County snow removal truck of the period, a powerful but slow Oshkosh truck with cables running the front plow blade and the wing, is stuck in a typically deep snow drift, requiring the two operators to hand...

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