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Cleanup continues for road crews in Letcher County

The wintry side of Superstorm Sandy hit Letcher County hard.

Thousands were left in the dark and parts of the county resembled a winter wonderland.

With the chance of a little more snow this week, road crews say electricity might not be restored for a couple of days.

On Tuesday, Letcher County road crews spent hours treating miles of slick, snow-covered county roads.

But, surprisingly, they say the biggest challenge they faced was not the slippery roads.

“The most difficult thing we had was dodging trees. There was so much snow on the trees and so many of them down. The trees were in the road or hanging down on the road so that was the number one difficulty we had,” said Letcher County road crew member Jerry Banks,

Road crews say the downed trees brought down power lines in several communities which caused wide-spread power outages.

Billy Hall of Letcher County say his power went out around six Tuesday morning and he does not expect it to come back on for days.

But Hall says he’s glad that his generator will provide electricity during the next few dark days.

Others say they are just planning to wait it out.

Generator or no generator, folks living in the hundreds of homes without power are hoping for one thing--- no more October snow.


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