Opportunity to work with the Painters Allied Trades and their corresponding contractors. The training will be free, begins on August 14th and finishes on September 1st. It is held at their new training facility during the evenings. Once plowing begins, our combined plow force will be approximately 170 pieces of equipment, and it will take 10 to 12 hours from the start of the plowing for all city streets to be cleared.Temperatures have remained above 15 degrees throughout the storm, meaning the Streets Division was able to apply salt to our salt routes and keep these major thoroughfares of Madison in decent winter driving condition. Those on the roads must remain cautious. Since there is active snowing, work performed by salt routes crews will be covered until another loop through the routes can be completed.Plus, this dry, sugary snow will easily blow off buildings and across open areas, which will also cover the roads until a salt route operator can make another pass.
By Melanie BurtonMELBOURNE () Tennis fans wearing masks filtered into Melbourne Park on Monday for the start of the , this year first Grand Slam event, as the host city recorded one new locally acquired case of the novel coronavirus.Players and staff arriving from overseas have all served 14 days of quarantine but foreign fans have been kept out as part of Australia tough and effective measures to get to grips with the coronavirus.The tournament will welcome about half its usual capacity, with crowds limited to 30,000 fans a day, at its sprawling site divided into three distinct zones around the main showcourts named after Australian tennis greats Margaret Court and Rod Laver, and former state leader John Cain.There was no rush of spectators early on Monday and it was not clear if it was the overcast sky and 17 Celsius (62.6 Fahrenheit) temperature or coronavirus concerns keeping people away.Organisers, expecting a slow start to the two week championship, are stressing safety with masks, physical distancing and contact tracing at the ready to stem any outbreak.More than 800 hand sanitizer dispensers have also been installed together with QR code checks, click and collect for food and drinks and daily deep cleaning.”This year it has been all about making sure when our fans come on site they feel safe,” Tennis Australia Chief Operating Officer Tom Larner told reporters on the eve of the event.”The zones are set up to make sure that if we did have any positive cases on site, we can really quickly and accurately track who has been in that area.”Australia has been more successful in combating the coronavirus than many other countries with 28,800 cases over the past year and 909 deaths, largely as a result of its decisive lockdowns and border closures.Undaunted fan Boris Trbojevic, 30, travelled 1,700 km from the city of Brisbane to watch the tennis for a few days and was not worried about the coronavirus or getting caught up in a lockdown if a cluster of cases were to appear.”It a risk, but that the way it is,” he said.”Australia as a country has been doing great. Just one new case overnight . But it one case out of 25 million people.”Karen Orelli, 52, and sister Megan Batrouney, 50, said while things weren as cheerful as they usually are, the coronavirus virus restrictions meant things weren so crowded.”We can sit together but there are two seats between us and the next people,” Orelli said.”It good because you can get around, you can get onto all the courts, you can see whatever you want.”Australia reported just one locally acquired case of COVID 19 on Monday, in Melbourne linked to a quarantine hotel not associated with the tennis.Neighbouring New South Wales state was investigating another case in a returned traveller who tested positive after leaving hotel quarantine.(Reporting by Melanie Burton; Editing by Robert Birsel)Three climbers on K2 feared dead, three days after they went missingPakistani military helicopters continued to search for three missing climbers on the world second highest mountain K2 on Monday, as hope of their survival faded rapidly.