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    UP community hurt by ailing snow removal equipment

    January 18, 2019

    CALUMET, Mich. (AP) — There’s a crisis in one snowy Upper Peninsula community: Calumet’s snow removal equipment is on the ropes.

    Street department superintendent Marc Klein says a large snow blower that attaches to trucks doesn’t work. The Daily Mining Gazette says he told the Calumet Village Council that some replacement parts haven’t been made in nearly 30 years.

    Klein says a backup purchased from the city of Houghton is in worse shape. Calumet is in Houghton County on the Keweenaw Peninsula. The region typically gets pounded by snow.

    Klein says Calumet is at “the mercy of Mother Nature” unless it can borrow or buy something.

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