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Letcher County road crews prepare to battle wintry weather

By: Tanner Hesterberg Email
By: Tanner Hesterberg Email

MAYKING, Ky. (WYMT) - Road crews across Eastern Kentucky spent Thursday gearing up for the latest round of ice and snow.

Workers in Letcher County made sure all their equipment was ready to use Friday morning if wintry weather struck as projected.

"We're just trying to get everything ready," Judge Executive Jim Ward said. "We make sure we got all our tucks ready, make sure our spreaders are on, make sure we have salt and gravel. Make sure we got our blades on."

Road crews in Letcher County are responsible for roughly 850 miles of road.

"A lot of our county roads are on hillsides and you get that ice under the snow and it's pretty hard to deal with," said Chester Smith, assistant foreman for the county's road department. "We spend a lot of time pulling each other out."

Road officials in Letcher County said they have plenty of materials like road salt and pea gravel to treat the roads.

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