Road crews stay busy in the Big Sandy region

By: Hillary Thornton Email
By: Hillary Thornton Email

ALLEN, Ky. (WYMT) - Officials with the transportation department in the big sandy region have been hard at work since the winter weather rolled in late last night.

Randy Hall has been clearing the roads for twelve years and he says, "I've driven this route so long, i know all the cold spots, where its gonna freeze."

However, this round of wintry weather has Hall driving his routes with extra care, "close to Christmas we try and keep it safe for our families and the public as much as we can."

Around the clock shifts at the Floyd County garage started at 12 a.m. on Friday. Garage superintendent Brady Conn says they were ready for this weather. Hall adds, "right now we are checking to see if the snow is sticking, right now we are just spot treating to keep the roads clear."

Crews are paying extra attention to black ice and bridges. Conn says, "You are liable to get on a bridge and there'll be some slush and accumulation."

Road crews say they have not had to use much salt yet but as temperatures continue to drop and as night falls they do expect that to change.

Hall believes, "Tonight when it gets down to like 19, you'll have a lot of spots freeze over."

Officials say even though the roads may look clear they hope folks will stay vigilant and safe as they start the Christmas weekend.


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