Marshall County Road Crews Gearing Up For ‘A Very Long Week’
ALBERTVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) Tuesday night, mother nature gave road crews a taste of what they can expect Wednesday. But with snow totals expected measured in inches with this next band of snow, crews say they are concerned about keeping roads clear.
“We have between 200-250 miles of roads here and there are only six men and myself to do the job,” Foreman Jeff Mayes from Marshall County District Four told WHNT News 19 Tuesday evening.
The crew spent much of the day stock piling sand and salt, fueling up trucks and preparing other accommodations for what will be a very long few days.
“We will tackle the major roadways first and then move on to the roads that are less traveled, but we just ask people to give us some space and have some patience,” Mayes added.
Marshall County District Four commissioner Tamey Hale says they are making note of the overtime and supplies used for this storm in case federal emergency money is opened up to help cover the cost of the storm.
“We are ready to roll and get roads back open as soon as we can,” Hale said.
In Albertville, local city crews are on standby to help clear roads and the police department has several surplus military Humvees on patrol in the area to help if the roads become impassable overnight.