No Snow, But Still Problems in Wisconsin

By: 23 Storm Team/CBS
By: 23 Storm Team/CBS

This is one of the worst winters in recent memory in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Even when it's not snowing, the snow is causing problems.

Massive piles of plowed snow line roads all over the city. The snow can be six feet high or more.

Often buried under those miniature mountains are fire hydrants. Now the fire department is trying to locate and dig out all of those hydrants.
The problem is there is no accurate map detailing their exact location.
Firefighters are asking people to dig out their own hydrants, figuring
homeowners know exactly where they are.

But the fire department is also going through neighborhoods, shoveling until they locate a buried hydrant and clearing access to it.

It's a long, painstaking process, but very necessary for public safety.
Fire officials say they can't use G-P-S technology to find the buried
hydrants because their maps aren't detailed enough.

It's something they hope can be rectified in the future.

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