Poinsett County buys 4 new graders for road department

Poinsett County buys 4 new graders for road department

HARRISBURG, AR (KAIT) - It's hard to admit, but the winter months will be here before we know it, and that means winter weather threats aren't far behind.

Poinsett County road crews are grading gravel roads everyday they can.

Thanks to a new purchase, they are able to do even more.

The county just purchased 4 new 2015 graders, giving the department 8 graders total.

Poinsett County Judge Bob Cantrell said he purchased the graders on a new 3-year lease program, which is saving the county money.

Money the county is able to put back in his road budget.

"Like I say, we got 1,300 miles, by the time we keep the roads up, we grade everything we can, and we've got to have graders that will stay out on the road," Cantrell said.

He's set up training times for his employees so they can learn to work the new equipment.

That way when winter weather hits, they will be ready to go.

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