Several Local Counties Pull Snowplows from Roads

With the strong winds, blowing snow has been a big issue over the last few days – causing problems with drifting snow on many roads in the area.

Travel was not advised on Tuesday night as some counties pulled their plows off the roads due to the severe conditions, including in Dubuque, Clayton and Fayette counties.

Fayette County Secondary Roads crews were not out on the roads Wednesday, with the exception of emergency situations.

In Delaware County, all plows were out by 5:30 am Wednesday. County Engineer Anthony Bardgett tells KMCH the county’s highways all open now and in fair shape – despite this cold weather not doing any favors for their equipment. He says they should get all the gravel roads in Delaware County open by sometime on Thursday.

And the Clayton County Secondary Roads Department has announced they will be operating on an emergency basis only on Thursday due to the extreme weather conditions. If the weather improves during the day, they will be prepared to work extended hours Thursday.

Meanwhile in Manchester, traffic was asked to stay away from the intersection of North Franklin Street and Clara Avenue as crews worked to repair a water main break on Wednesday morning.


(photo courtesy of Clayton County Secondary Roads Facebook page)