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Road Crews Mobilized Treating Snowy Roads

By: MacKenzie Bates Email
By: MacKenzie Bates Email

The wintry blast has road crews working around the clock trying to keep to roads as clear as possible.

Road crews are using the salt and calcium mix to help keep the roads from freezing over.

Leonard Noble's salt truck is filled to the brim with the mixture to help keep roads clear in case anyone has to get out in the snow.

“My shift ends at 1:00 a.m.,” Noble says. “We'll have a new crew coming in to relieve us. And we'll come back tomorrow at one o'clock and relieve them if we need to.”

One person we talked to says she actually hopes it snows a lot.

“It's kind of exciting,” Rhonda Church says. “When it's a dusty snow, it's just a mess. But when it's big fluffy snow, you can go sleigh riding and drink hot chocolate.”

Another person says she's not taking any chances.

“I'm going to wait until tomorrow to give the road crews a chance to clear off the roads if they can,” Heather Stamper says. “And try to do my best if I can't make it home I just can't I’ll turn back around.”

If you have to get out during the storm, you are asked to drive with extreme caution.

“We hope nobody has to go out on Saturday but usually they do,” Noble says.

Noble says crews are prepared to work through the night.

“We have plenty of salt,” Noble says. “I've come back and reloaded again. We've already treated them once.”

And more than likely, they will treat them some more.

Noble says there are more than 275 miles of road in Perry County alone.

In the 20 mile stretch where we rode along with him, seven tons of salt was spread all over the road.


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