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White Christmas puts snow crews to work

By: Samantha Saracino Email
By: Samantha Saracino Email

For those of you who wished for a white Christmas, you got it! While it may be beautiful scenery for some, others just don't see it that way. Snow crews have been out since last night working to keep the roads clear, so instead of being home with their families today, they are out fighting the ice.

They say there's no place like home for the holidays and when you have to work on Christmas, those people realize just how true that statement is.

"It's kinda rough being away from your family, but I guess you got to do what you got to do. I mean you got no choice," said Hunter Morgan, a snow plow driver.

Snow crews have been out since Friday night trying to keep the roads clear for holiday travelers.

"We got a couple of inches. It could be a lot worse. We could have ice or everything covered like we did last time," Morgan said.

Unfortunately, this white Christmas hasn't been much of a holiday for snow crews.

"I'd say we just keep working 12 hour shifts until all the snow is finished, until all the work is done," he explained.

Crews say they will work around the clock if they have to, regardless of the Christmas holiday. Right now, their schedule really depends on what happens with the weather.

"Everybody will run the regular route and salt it and make sure there's no slick spots or anything. Then after that, we'll get ready for the next little batch," said Morgan.

A lot of roads crews in Eastern Kentucky are still actively on the roads, but others are on stand-by for now...until more snow comes.

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