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Scott County snow and ice make for difficult drive

By: Tamara Evans Email
By: Tamara Evans Email

There was a steady stream of drivers on Interstate-75 this morning slowly making their way to work.

"The interstate was dangerous. A lot of wrecks," says driver Elvis Rose.

Elvis Rose was one of the drivers driving below the speed limit

"I got a 4-wheel-drive and most of the time I have to run it in 4-wheel- drive for it to go, because it's a misty rain that's turned to ice as soon as it hits," says Elvis Rose.

There were quite a few accidents from the wintry weather. Some cars left the roadway early on and throughout the day, sending them into the snow. Road crews in Scott County say they began treating their roads around midnight.

"It looks like we got about a quarter inch of sleet over everything done here. Thank goodness the snow came first rather than the sleet because it would have stuck to the roadways worse and made it everything a lot more treacherous," says J.R. Brandenburg, the Director of Road & Maintenance.

"We just got started pretty early and worked all through the night. Got them in pretty good shape," says Danny Bailey, who works for the Road Dept.

Not only were they treating roads, but also sidewalks as well. Road crews, as well as others in the community were out shoveling the snow and ice for much of the morning.

"We'll make sure everything is clear before we quit," says J.R. Brandenburg.

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