Clean Up Continues From Overnight Snowfall

By: Angela Sparkman Email
By: Angela Sparkman Email

Schools are out, businesses are closed, and the snow is still standing in parts of our region, but officials say Wednesday was actually pretty calm despite all the snow.

Most in the Big Sandy region woke up to snow covering everything Wednesday morning.

"I loved it, I loved it. You know we need a little snow out here," said Johnson County resident Bruce Ritz.

But the snow was a big job for road crews. They started clearing roads when the snow started falling and never stopped.

"Ever how long it takes," said Snow Plow Operator Denvil Mollette.

They were able to clear the main highways before the morning commute.

"They report problems every once in a while, but it's not been bad, it's not been bad at all," Mollette said.

"I didn't see any vehicles stranded, so I think the state did a good job clearing the roads and stuff," said John Mischel with Premier Motor Sales.

"The side roads are pretty bad, but they'll be cleared off pretty soon and the weather is fine right now," Ritz said.

"The weather will help. The sun comes out and helps melt it and the salt works better the higher the degree," Mollette said.

"I think the worst thing about the whole ordeal has been out here washing cars at 22 degrees. That's been a real blast," Mischel said.

While the snow may have been a major annoyance, it was only a slight inconvenience.

Even though crews have treated all the roads, drivers still need to take precautions with the cold temperatures.

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