Roads are clear after spring snowstorm

Roads are clear after spring snowstorm

Jefferson City Public Works crews were in the middle of dismantling their plow trucks for the winter when another snowstorm hit mid-Missouri. After putting plows and spreaders back on their trucks, Jefferson City drivers cleared main roads and subdivision streets. Terry Zachery works for a Jefferson City moving company and drives a truck for a living.

â??I think the street crews have done a pretty good job," Zachery said. "The roads have been pretty clear. I haven't had to miss any work or anything. Everything is good there."

Jefferson city Public Works administrators admit their plows couldn't keep up with the snowfall during the height of the storm. Once the snow let up, it didn't take very long for drivers to get the streets clean.

Public Works Director Roger Schwartze said, "The temperatures were good for us. It didn't take a lot of effort to get them clean."

Some Jefferson City streets refroze during the overnight hours. Crews ran their routes again at 5 a.m. and spread chemicals to melt any ice on the streets.

Jefferson City plow truck drivers used 250 tons of salt during the spring snowstorm. Their salt supplies are dwindling, but they hope this is the last snow they see this season.