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Heavy Rain Helps Washington Counties Unpaved Roads

Posted: Thursday, June 17th, 2010 at 5:54 am

Washington County Engineer David Patterson says this week’s precipitation has actually improved the county’s unpaved roads.  He says a hard, driving rain helps settle road rock after it has been layed and is preferable to slower, soft precipitation that soaks into the ground like a sponge, making it difficult to drive on. Patterson says Washington County’s unpaved roads haven’t suffered much from the more than six and a half inches of rain this month and remain in fairly good shape.