Road Crews Stay Busy

By: Todd Baucher Email
By: Todd Baucher Email

They were out all night Thursday and they were still out Friday.

Road crews are working non-stop clearing snowy and icy streets.

The West Virginia Department of Transportation was one of several area agencies treating roads all Thursday night.

But while they spread the salt, it wasn't melting the ice and snow as quickly as some drivers hoped.

"The temperatures were what was worst, down near zero," says Highway Administrator Curtis Richards. "When it gets that cold, salt and stuff don't work. We're treating it with abrasives and calcium, so when it does heat up, that it will melt."

Cold temperatures expected next week mean that even if we don't get more snow, road crews will be out again deicing roadways.

The DOT says its salt supplies are still in good shape for this winter.

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