Crews Treat Roads, Help People out of Ditches

By: MacKenzie Bates Email
By: MacKenzie Bates Email

With a little more snow falling earlier tonight, and frigid temperatures, crews are still treating roads, and urging everyone to stay home.

While crews will be out all night trying to keep the roads clean, law enforcement officials are watching out for cars that have slid off the roads.

We rode along with the Perry County Sheriff who helped some people get out of slippery conditions.

Members of the Perry County Sheriff's Department hit the snow covered roads Saturday to assist anyone who might need help.

“People are having a hard time this year with the winter,” Les Burgett. “It's set in on us early and it's continuing. It's crazy.”

They helped people get home and pull cars out of ditches.

Timothy Jameson was one of those who needed some help.

“We figured the road was clear enough to get it home and we tried to come on to the house to be in,” Jameson says. “We got pets and other things we need to feed and take care of.”

“These roads are crazy and dangerous,” Burgett says. “They're really sick, and dangerous to be on.”

“It's pretty bad out on the roads,” Jameson says. “There's a lot of people suck I have a two wheel drive and it's hard to travel when you're driving like that.”

“You can see how serious the roads are,” Burgett says. “We just want to make them safe.”

Burgett says he and other members of the Sheriff's Office will help get anything to people that are stranded at home.

“We try to get kerosene to people who need it,” Burgett says. “Food to people, just any way we can assist when people have emergency type situations like this.”

Burgett says they will be out around the clock if necessary.

Crews want to remind everyone that roads will likely get worse during the overnight period and if you must get out, take extreme caution and take a little extra time to get wherever you need to go.

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