The snow that we’re expecting later this week may not be enough to cause a significant amount of concern, but regardless, road crews like the one in Pulaski County say they are ready for winter’s worst.
Whether it’s a few flurries or a monster snow storm, road crews in Pulaski County say they have the tools and the manpower to tackle their 1,700 miles of roads.
“Morning or night, holiday, or Christmas, New Year’s. We know it’s our responsibility,” said Pulaski County Road Dept. Office Manager Terry Phelps.
Pulaski County received a grant for 4 new trucks this, meaning they’ll be able to clear some roads they couldn’t last year.
“So we can get in and out of subdivisions and help people better,” said Magistrate Mike Strunk.
Winter can be the busiest time of the year for road departments..and crews say they’ve spent the past month getting ready for it. And once it begins to fall….
“It takes a lot of hard work. Fighting the snow, driving the truck for 10 to 12 hours, watching the snow fall. It’s pretty rough,” said Phelps.
The main, arterial roads in Pulaski and other counties are handled by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. A spokesman there says they have thousands of tons of salt ready for the months ahead.