County roads still an issue for road crews

County roads still an issue for road crews
(Source: KAIT)

RECTOR, AR (KAIT) - The snow is slowly melting, but it's leaving behind many problems for road crews.

Highways and city streets are drivable, but county roads are not in great shape.

Gary Howell, Clay County Judge, said road crews have been working day in and day out since Wednesday night, but they are still struggling to get county roads clear.

The roads, particularly the gravel ones, are covered in mud and water. Some roads have minor flooding. Drivers said it's been difficult driving out in the country, especially without a four-wheel drive vehicle.

James Ellis lives down a county road and said his road could do some damage on a car.

"They are rougher than heck out in the country," Ellis said. "It's just where it has been froze and thawed out, and it's got a bunch of holes and stuff in it."

Even some roads inside city limits needed some attention. Several pot holes are filled but still unsafe to drive over. Judge Howell said his crews will continue to work until the roads are in better condition.

Judge Howell and many drivers said they hope a hard rain comes through Clay County. They hope a rain could wash away debris and help get the roads in better shape.

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