With yesterday’s brush with winter weather, the Washington County Secondary Roads Department wants to pass along that they are ready to tackle the challenge of clearing the roads. County Engineer David Patterson says they have over 2000 tons of salt ready to get through the winter and the equipment is ready or is being prepared. He says they evaluate each storm as it approaches on whether to use salt or another substance.
Patterson adds they will also evaluate when to dispatch the road crews as storms get closer. Patterson says his crews are responsible for all of the roads which are not within city limits, and are not state highways.
He notes if anyone wants to know more information, to contact the Engineer’s office.