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Road crews handle storm cleanup

Published 12:00am Sunday, June 8, 2014

The heavy rain and high winds that hit the Tri-State on Wednesday evening did not turn into the anticipated derecho, leaving less damage in the area than it did two years ago.

Yet county engineer road crews had to spend Thursday on cleanup duty. Targeted areas were at Scottown and Pedro.

“On County Road 73 and 72, we had significant road damage,” County Engineer Doug Cade said. “There was a lot of mud and debris on the roads, just from the heavy rains. We had one bridge that became clogged with debris.”

On County Road 23 in Pedro winds brought down between 15 and 20 trees. However no power lines were affected since they are underground in that area.

Work started early Thursday morning with only the county’s highway superintendent out Wednesday night barricading affected areas. By Thursday afternoon, cleanup was completed.

“All my guys jumped in and did a great job,” Cade said. “There is no overtime associated with it. It was a normal work day. We just lost a normal work day doing the cleanup.”

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