Road crews working long day in Madison County

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RICHMOND, Ky. (WKYT) - Road crews in Madison County got started early Thursday morning.

"It hit there about 8:00," said Leroy Brock, a supervisor with the Madison County Road Department.

They were out for hours clearing the roads and came back to the garage for an early dismissal.

"You all about got your trucks ready to go? Well, just as soon as you get them ready, go home," Brock instructed.

The drivers won't be gone long.

"When you all get ready, you need to go on in so we can come back in tonight. Way they're talking, that storm's going to hit us about 10:00 or 11:00," said Brock.

Mike Powell's been driving a truck for about a year.

"I know it inside and out. I love it. It's a lot of fun," he said.

Fun, but no joke. With more snow coming Thursday evening, these drivers will have to hit the road again in just a few hours.

"They need to get all the rest they can," said Brock.

Working long hours like this carries challenges.

"We usually bring our dinner with us because we ain't got time to go out," said Powell.

But he says it's all worth it.

"Knowing that you're cleaning the roads up, making it safe for people, it just means a lot," he said.

Crews plow more than 600 miles of road throughout Madison County.

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