Crews ready if first snow storm of season develops tonight
Wednesday, December 04, 2013 9:00 PM
Street and highway departments are ready if the storm possibly headed this way tonight into Friday develops.
Crawfordsville Street Commissioner Scott Hesler said all those trucks "are 100 percent ready and we have a barn full of salt."
Recently, elementary school children and their art teachers painted pictures on the city's snow plow blades. Usually, the plows have to be repainted every two years because the paint is worn off by snow and ice.
The paint used by the children was a good quality paint donated by Morgan's Glass and Paint, Hesler said, so, hopefully, their pictures will at least make it through the winter.
Montgomery County Highway Director Rod Jenkins said all 14 of his trucks have been checked out and are ready to run. Plows have been installed on them and he, too, has a good supply of salt,
Naturally, we hope the salt isn't necessary this winter, but if roads do become snow covered, the highway departments are ready to roll.
A spokesperson for the Indiana Department of Transportation said INDOT is aware of the forecast and watching for changes in it.