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Why is it that the highways outside the city limits seem to show blacktop before city streets?
City trucks have spring-loaded rubber-bladed plows that help drivers avoid damaging equipment, manhole covers and storm drains. On the other hand, trucks used on highways are generally equipped with steel-tipped blades that scrape right down to the pavement.

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1. When it is after hours, how do workers know when to hit the streets during a snow storm?
2. Why is it that the highways outside the city limits seem to show blacktop before city streets?