Officials: No major issues with first snow

Published 12:00 am Saturday, January 20, 2024

The first real round of winter weather was a little late arriving in the Tri-State this season, but that delay may have helped local officials in their preparation for dealing with those conditions.

South Point Mayor Jeff Gaskin said the village had plenty of time to get ready for the oncoming snow and cold.

“We’ve been preparing for two weeks,” he said. “And our crews did an excellent job.

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Gaskin said there were no problems in the village from the snow that arrived on Tuesday morning.

“Our streets are looking very good,” he said. “We were very prepared.”

In Ironton, Mayor Sam Cramblit II said things had gone smoothly there, reporting no significant accidents or issues with frown water lines.

“So far, so good,” he said of the week, which had a second round of cold weather set to hit. “Now we’re preparing for the weekend.”

In Coal Grove, the village’s new mayor, Andy Holmes, said village workers were handling the job well.

“Our roads are in good shape and there are no accidents,” he said.

The two rounds of snow and the week of cold is forecast to come to an end after Sunday, when things will warm up to above freezing temperatures on Monday.