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Christmas weekend snow continues

By: Samantha Saracino Email
By: Samantha Saracino Email

This weekend, the snow seems to be the gift that keeps on giving, especially in the mountains. Some areas in Eastern Kentucky are even under a winter storm warning until 7 a.m. Tomorrow. Letcher County is one of them.

"It's pretty, but it makes our job a little more exciting at times," said Charles Holbrook, the superintendent at the Letcher County Garage.

That's how many snow crews feels about this never-ending snow.

"It's been a losing battle. We try to keep the roads passable at all times, but we got a lot of roads with about 10 trucks to cover 260 something road miles in Letcher County," Holbrook explained.

Snow officials say with the constant snowfall, it's harder to keep the roads clear.

"A lot of snow showers whiten the roads back up and cover them back up. As soon as we get them them clean, we have to turn around and do the same thing again."

"This snow, it started and it keeps snowing and snowing. It will snow for 3 or 4 hours constant and you just can't get it," said Jeremy Hayes, a snow plow driver.

Crews say December is typically early for so much snow.

"Usually the snows come in January and snow is heavier in January, but it decided it wanted to snow in December," Hayes said.

Crews continue treating the roads and recommend taking it slow while driving.

"Watch for slick spots. Bridges are real major, off ramps, anything that air travels under. The highways. Cubbards. You will hit slick spots," said Holbrook.

Especially if you're traveling at night. Like many other road departments, the Letcher County road crew has been out dealing with this snow storm since Christmas eve.


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