Winter-Damaged Streets Get Milled & Repaved in the City of Southfield

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Pull the record book off the shelf for a moment and look up “10 Major Cities With the Worst Winter of 2013-14.”

Toledo, Chicago and Detroit are the top three. For Metro Detroit the winter of 2013-14 was the second snowiest season on record — bested only by the winter of 1880-1881 … which was only a handful or so years before Henry Ford built his first automobile. And thanks to a meteorological phenomenon known as the Polar Vortex, temperatures plunged regularly below zero degrees F in Detroit, making rare days above freezing cause to consider breaking out t-shirts, shorts and sunscreen. But wait a second, skip the sunscreen. Only two days from Dec. 1-March 18 were classified as “sunny,” meaning days with 30% or less cloud cover.

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