Skip to main content
U.K. Edition
Tuesday, 9 March 2021

Conditions slowly getting back to normal in the Shoals after winter storm

Credit: WAAY ABC Huntsville, AL
Duration: 0 shares 3 views
Conditions slowly getting back to normal in the Shoals after winter storm
Conditions slowly getting back to normal in the Shoals after winter storm
Conditions slowly getting back to normal in the Shoals after winter storm

Franklin county roads are still impassable after last week's ice and snow storm slammed the shoals.

Waay31's breken terry wanted to know how much this winter weather will cost taxpayers.

Breken?

As roads in the shoals finally start to clear up the alabama department of transportaiton said it's still calculating how much overtime, salt, sand and other supplies they spent on this winter storm.

The florence street department is calculating the cost too.

Koonce- this was a very impressive storm in the fact that it came in two waves.

First wave was sleet, freezing rain, and ice.

We worked on that part and when we got that part beat back a little bit then it snowed.

And turned florence's road ways into blankets of ice and snow trapping over 100 cars.

Koonce- we've gone through probably 40 tons of salt, 20 tons of sand and countless hours of overtime.

Florence street manager david koonce is still adding up the cost but said they had to get an extra 30 tons of salt that cost over 4,000 dollars.

Koonce- that was the biggest storm i've had in my 22 years as far as the length of it and the amount of struggle we had keeping up with it.

He said regardless of the cost he's just glad no one was seriously hurt and his crews were able to do their jobs.

Koonce- the guys did a great job.

Most importantly they did this safely.

We didn't have any accidents.

We didn't slide off the road which is usually a struggle because we treat the spots that are rough and bad and they did a great job of that.

They were very mindful and courtieous to everybody they dealt with during this time.

I have a veteran crew and i'm very proud of them.

Crews in colbert and franklin counties were still clearing away icy slick spots.

Franklin county told me the reason their impassable road advisory remains in effect is because so many trees came down throughout the county and they are still clearing those county roadways.

Live in the shoals bt waay31.

Advertisement

Related news coverage

You might like

More coverage

GoodYear - Mileage Plus Technology

AutoMotions

Much of Spain has been collapsed by the snowfalls caused by the storm Filomena, but weather conditions similar to those we are..