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Snow removal crews took to the streets early Wednesday morning to clear snow and salt the sidewalks.
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Snow removal crews took to the streets early Wednesday morning to clear snow and salt the sidewalks.

A number of area schools were on a delay Wednesday morning to give crews time to clear away snow that accumulated overnight.

Freddy Harris is one of the crew members assigned to the task. One of his jobs: scraping ice from a sidewalk at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School.

"We get out here at 5:30 in the morning every morning when it snows like this. Lot of snow, lot of ice, so we're trying to get the snow off and then we ice it down with salt, so nobody will slip and fall," he says.

Crews first cleared the steps of the school's main entrance, then the driveway, then sidewalks that surround the campus. Then they spread salt on the pavement. All before students arrived for the delayed school day.

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