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Ice storm work ongoing

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Elgin city workers help clear debris in the wake of Winter Storm Mara, which caused damage Jan. 31-Feb. 3. Courtesy photo / City of Elgin

City crews went into action when Winter Storm Mara hit Elgin and aren’t done yet.Elgin city staff and officials have reviewed work by city staff and others during the February ice storm. An initial assessment was examined by the City Council Feb. 14. “It was all hands on deck for the entire staff,” said City Manager Tom Mattis. “Everybody in the Public Works Department was focused on this effort.”Winter Storm Mara blew through Bastrop County and much of the U.S. Jan. 31-Feb. 3. Power outages, icy roads, freezing rain and temperatures, and downed trees forced closures and effectively kept residents home for days. Mayor Theresa McShan issued a disaster ...

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