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Lee County not using road equipment right now

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Lee County not using road equipment right now
Lee County not using road equipment right now
Feb. 16, 2021

Are trying to make the roads and bridges safer for all of us.

Wayne hereford spoke with one county administrator who asked that we all be patient right now.

He joins us live with why workers are facing some technical challenges.

Lee county district one supervisor phil morgan said the county intended to salt and ice the bridges earlier.

But he said right now he and his road managers have to switch gears.

"after assessing the roads this morning, we've talked with the road manager and we feel like its probably better just to leave it alone."

Lee county district one supervisor phil morgan said roads and bridges in lee county are bad right now.

Standup.."this is a lee county satellite facility.

Right now, the machines, are idle as you can see.

But there is a good reason for that according to phil morgan."

"the problem we have in the county is that we just do not have snow equipment .

We don't have blades to blade it off or snowplows or anyting to really remove it."

Morgan said that the county can remove the snow but ice is a another probem.

"a motor grader with a blade will just clip the top off and what's left is like a frozen lake its just really terrible."

In saltillo, the dollar general store hired someone to clean off the parking lot.

But ?

Said he is willing to give the county a pass on clearing the roads right now.

"i think it will be a while before they can get outy here.

As long as everybody stays in and don'to playing on the roads , they'll be safe."

Morgan says that his advice right now is don't travel if you don't have to.

He also said that these types of weather events are so rare in north mississippi the county simply cannot afford to invest in heavy-duty snowplows and equipment.

Reporting live in lee county wayne hereford wtva nine news.

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