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Residents, road crews prepare for winter

State and county road crews are taking a wait-and-see attitude as a storm system dumps inches to feet of snow north of the Tri-State.

Saturday, December 30, 2000

State and county road crews are taking a wait-and-see attitude as a storm system dumps inches to feet of snow north of the Tri-State.

"Most of the storm has been staying to the north," said Kathleen Fuller, ODOT District 9 spokesperson. "The further north you go, the worse it gets. In the last 24 hours, most of it has not affected our district that much."

Light snow prompted county road crews to spread salt and ash on roads Saturday, county road superintendent Don Lambert said.

If any snow comes this way today or Monday, crews will man the trucks again, Lambert said.

"The salt and ash are doing all right," he said. "If we don’t get a whole lot of accumulation, we can keep it off."

Mrs. Fuller agreed, adding that the storm, which dumped a foot of snow across the Northeast and clogged roadways, is changing from hour to hour.

"What we’re experiencing right now is the storm is a hit or miss type storm," she said. "It’s either hitting for maybe an hour and then dying down, or it’s not. But, for the most part, there will be little to no accumulation."

The temperature has been remaining rather stable, Mrs. Fuller said.

"The roads for the most part are staying wet. Crews have been out patrolling the roads and treating as needed."