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Snow plows out again

By: Marcus Conroy Email
By: Marcus Conroy Email

Road crews are out again in full force tonight.

But with the frigid temperatures and snow still falling, it's a tough job keeping the roads clear.

Brady Conn says its been a long winter for him and his crews.

"It's been one storm after another, one storm after another," said Conn.

"This has been a lot rougher than past years, especially December. It's the worst we've had in years," said Glenn Tackett, a snow plow driver.

The first crews came in around 5:00 a.m. to pre-treat the roads before the snow. Then around 3:00 Wednesday afternoon, they were back on the roads.

"We've had a few days rest, so we're ready for it," said Tackett.

Conn says so far this winter, the garage has used about 1,700 tons of salt.

"Oh yeah, we usually don't empty our dome. This year we've emptied it," said Conn.

But he says the garage is in good shape with supplies so drivers can clear 160 miles of roads in their end of the county.

Roads crews will continue plowing, but have one piece of advice for drivers.

"Stay off the roads if you can," said Conn.

The roads are starting to ice over as the temperatures drop. Police say there have many accidents on the roads across the region, but nothing serious so far.


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