THE QUESTION: In your opinion, keeping in mind the most traveled roads get plowed and salted first, how did state and county road crews handle this week's winter storm?

 


THE QUESTION: In your opinion, keeping in mind the most traveled roads get plowed and salted first, how did state and county road crews handle this week's winter storm?

Road crews were on top of the weather
I thought the road crews did an excellent job of keeping the roads clear and free of ice. 
Our little side road was plowed and sanded throughout the day and evening.  
Dave Creel
Four Seasons

Give them an A+
I did not get out, but from my contacts with my family and others, I would say that the state did an excellent job.
 There are a couple of things to consider about this storm. It started off as a sleet event and then turned into a snow storm.  Secondly, the temperatures have remained below 20 degrees Fahrenheit for most of the storm.
When it is storming and the temperature is that low, the rock salt is going to take a while to work. Now that the sun is coming out, my city street is clearing up nicely because of the reflective heat of the sun.
This area has so many county roads to maintain that we don’t really have a right to complain, unless we are willing to give them more of our tax money for equipment and manpower.
These roads sometimes are steep, narrow,  and full of curves which makes it difficult to clear of snow and ice. 
The state goes into 12-hour shifts during these events which is a relentless pace during a prolonged snow event.
When the workers are home, it is difficult for them to get any rest because of family concerns. Give all of them an A+!
James R. Hall
Camdenton

Their effort deserves applause
I wish to give the county and state road crews a round of applause. I was unable to get out of my subdivision right away, but when I reached public roads they were in super condition considering the weather the past 48 hours.
I have lived in Camden County for 14 years and have experienced only a rare day when I couldn’t get out and go where I desired.
It is very important for the economic welfare of the area that the roads and highways be in safe driving condition. We thank the road department employees for their dedication and long work hours. So what if we have to sacrifice a mailbox every now and then.  I will gladly replace one every couple of years. I’m just thankful I can get to the office.
My hat goes off to the private workers who also hit the road as soon as weather begins.  They are responsible for keeping our private roads and parking lots cleared and salted.
Thank you to Wood’s Lawn and Garden for having the parking lot clean by the time I reach my office.
And to all the rest of us I will quote Ken from  who keeps our subdivision safe to travel. 
When my husband called Ken to get his ETA for our area, Ken said, “have another cup of coffee, watch a cartoon and I am on my way”.  
Thank you Ken, I was only 10 minutes late to work!  What a pleasure to live in an area where we have all learned (or those of you who haven’t learned, need to) allow extra time to travel, slow down, and enjoy the beautiful snow. 
This is Missouri, it won’t last long.
Nancy Frasier Ellis
Camdenton