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January 21, 2013
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Record cold puts the heat on construction contractors

Single-digit temperatures and frozen ground are wreaking havoc on construction schedules across northern Nevada.

Sub-freezing temperatures and record lows froze activity at construction sites from Lake Tahoe to Elko, forcing contractors to scramble to meet deadlines and oftentimes delaying crucial first-quarter revenue.

In Truckee, where temperatures routinely dip well below zero, Clark & Sullivan Construction of Sparks is building an 8,500-square-foot clubhouse at Shaffer's Mill golf course. Superintendent Steve Jessup is forced to heat the lock to the job trailer with a hand-held blowtorch to gain entry in the mornings.

In Sparks, where Gradex is performing site work for a …

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