Vigo County Highway Department continues to treat roads after snow

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VIGO Co., Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — New Vigo County resident Scott Martin was in for a surprise after moving from California just a week ago.

“I’ve been away from snow for 20-plus years, so to me it was fun. I really enjoyed it,” he said.

But what isn’t so fun, is road conditions.

“People are driving a lot slower. The side roads are pretty icy,” Martin said.

Because of that, the Vigo County Highway Department is working around the clock to get the roads safe.

“During snow we’re out here all day long. Of course, I’m so far over here that it takes a while to get back and fill back up and come back out here,” said plow driver, Gary Beasley.

According to Beasley, his truck drops around 10 tons of sand and salt through the county.

“INDOT’s got the major highways. They do like 41, 63, 246, 159 in my area. And then everything between that is the county roads,” said Road Supervisor Rusty Maurer.

Maurer said Monday’s snow and overnight temperatures presented a challenge.

And Scott martin said their hard work after the snow is paying off.

“I enjoyed it. The roads are not bad now,” he said.

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