City and county crews deal with slick roads

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City and county road crews were out Friday night plowing off roads and laying down salt.

“Streets are getting pretty slick,” said Jeff Meyer with Quincy Central Services.

Meyer says it’s all hands on deck when the snow starts falling.

“Right now we’re just pre-treating the roads,” said Meyer. “We will let the salt do the work. We don’t want to lay salt down and then plow it off. It would be a waste of material that way.”

Crews will start on cleaning emergency routes from curb to curb and then work towards side streets.

“This storm here doesn’t look like it’ll have any wind involved in it so that’s a good thing,” said Meyer.

But with snow starting to pile up, drivers need to take notice.

“A lot of drivers don’t seem to slow down and take their time,” said Meyer.

Quincy driver Rusty Harris was filling up his tires with air on Friday, making sure his truck is ready for inclement weather.

“Roads were slick out there,” said Harris. “It’s a Midwest winter.”

A new crew with the city started their shift at 7:00 and they’ll be working 12 hour shifts.

As far as Adams County crews go, they’ll have 12 routes and 6 drivers out paying attention to the back roads.

Kaylee Pfeiferling

Kaylee Pfeiferling

Multimedia Journalist

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