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Road crews still working despite little snow

GREENE COUNTY, AR (KAIT) -

The Greene County Road Department continues to work, even though they did not get as much snow as expected.

Crews came in Thursday night ready to sand the roads and plow any snow that fell.

“Our road crews were out at midnight and took care of getting the sand out there and with any accumulation our motor graters were ready to go,” County Judge Rusty McMillon said.

McMillon said putting the sand on the roads is very important, especially when they are covered in ice.

“Our objective is to get sand out first to our paved roads, especially hitting the hills and then the curves and getting intersections,” McMillon said. “Especially those spots where it would be more likely for somebody to have some challenges.”

Since Greene County did not get as much snow as expected, crews spent Friday putting out sand and treating any slick spots.

McMillon said there were several spots in the county that were icy because they were in shaded areas.

“We worked to get some sand on those areas and even if we had to have the motor graters taking care of the getting that top layer of ice and working down slowly as the sun does its thing we did,” McMillon said. “It makes travel safer for everybody.”

The Greene County Road Department will continue to treat the roads as necessary. Some roads could refreeze overnight and they will have to lay out more sand. 

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