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Road crews prepare for March snow

By: Angela Sparkman Email
By: Angela Sparkman Email

PINEVILLE, Ky. (WYMT) - Road crews in Bell County spent the day preparing for more snow.

No major problems were reported during the day on Monday, and crews want to make sure it stays that way.

The late March snow fell steadily in Bell County.

"It's a little unusual, but as long as it doesn't get on the roads, I say let it snow. It's beautiful," said Diana Fultz.

Road Crews made sure it stayed off the roads. Bell County workers started clearing as soon as the snow started falling.

"These guys are always ready to do what they need to do, and we're here to help the public," said Bruce Nunn, Bell County Road Superintendent.

Bell County crews spent the afternoon loading salt trucks and preparing for the next round of snow and freezing temperatures.

"That's one of the concerns is the icing and with the pre-treating, we're hoping that will eliminate some of the freezing," said Nunn.

Crews say because of the earlier mild winter, they have 600 tons of salt for this march snowfall.

"It's not unusual for it to snow in March. I've seen some pretty good snows in April, so let's just hope this is the last thing and we can put this snow equipment away for the rest of the year," said Nunn.

"I could do without it. It'd be nice to see a little Spring, especially next weekend for Easter," said Fultz.

Until then, they will deal with an extended winter.

The Kentucky Department of Transportation says its crews will be out all night and morning as necessary clearing and treating the roads.


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