Early wintery weather kept road crews working around the clock
When sleet, snow and freezing rain swept across the region on December 5 it cause hazardous driving for the weekend and continued through the next week.
With Christmas just around the corner the wintery weather dampened shopping plans and caused problems for those who were traveling and many trying to get to work.
Thursday evening sleet and freezing rain moved in the area before changing to snow. A report from the State Highway Public Information OfficerKeith Todd stated that roads were covered in the NW part of the district and most roads were covered in the SE.
Local road crews worked around the clock salting, plowing and clearing road, but wintery weather made the job very difficult and hazardous.
With ice on the roads and ground snow began to fall and continued most of the day on Friday with accumulations from 3- 8 inches in some areas.
Carlisle County Road Supervisor Jerry Bowman stated that county road crews have been working pretty much since the wintery weather began. He said, “we have been salting and plowing non stop, we had trucks to get stuck and some that slid off the road.” Bowman stated, that salt doesn’t work until the sun comes out and temperatures get above a certain degree. Today being the first sunny day many roads are opening up, but shady areas are still slick, Bowman said.