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Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer addresses snow removal criticisms during Tuesday briefing

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) - Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer, along with other city leaders, provided residents in Metro Louisville with an update at a Tuesday afternoon press conference, regarding the city's plans for snow removal -- and he also addressed criticisms that some streets had not yet been cleared.

During that press conference, JCPS Superintendent Donna Hargens also said that JCPS schools will be closed for a third consecutive day on Wednesday, Feb 18. The students will have a make-up day on March 9.

For a full list of all area school closings, click here.

Much of Metro Louisville continues to be impacted by a recent round of winter snowfall, with more precipitation expected in the coming days.

Mayor Fischer has said crews have been and will continue to work around the clock to get streets cleared, noting that major roads were now receiving their fifth treatment.

During the press conference, Fischer addressed concerns he said he had received from some that roads in area neighborhoods had not been cleared. Fischer admitted that some neighborhood roads were still slick, but said crews had to focus on major snow routes and JCPS bus routes, adding that "there is no city in the world" that is able to keep all roads cleared all of the time. 

He also asked residents who see a snow plow drive by to give the crew a "thumbs up" for all their hard work.

Over 90 percent of snow routes are "asphalt exposed," according to Mayor Fischer.

There are 265 people on the city's snow removal team and over 100 pieces of equipment are being used to clear area streets.

The last time a snowstorm of this magnitude hit Louisville was in February 1998, when between 5 and 10 inches fell across Metro Louisville.

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