Plows help clear paths for Grand Forks emergency responders


GRAND FORKS — The so-called "bomb cyclone" didn't stop emergency responders across the region, but it's made their job tougher.

Firefighers say driving down residential streets can be difficult in their large trucks. They have pickup trucks that can plow some snow, but that doesn't always work.

“In extreme cases we can call the public works and they will assign a plow to plow out that particular address for us,” said Capt. Delray Huot of the Grand Forks Fire Department.

Sheriff's deputies also often need plow drivers to help get to 911 calls during blizzards.