Trucks Ready To Go To Clear Roads As Weather Picks Up (VIDEO)

By Rachelle Spence - 21Alive
By Emma Koch - 21Alive

December 17, 2013 Updated Dec 18, 2013 at 12:07 PM EDT

ALLEN COUNTY, Ind. (21Alive) -- Although we're not expecting heavy snowfall again Tuesday evening, we are starting to feel very high winds. This means that a lot of the snow that has already been cleared is going to blow right back onto the roads. In Allen County they have the trucks and plenty of salt ready to go.

The north barn off Carroll Road can hold an impressive 2,000 tons of salt. It's only about half full now because over twenty trucks are already out of the garage and hitting the streets.

“It takes us about about 350 tons per event,” Randy Kanach with the Allen County Highway Dept. said. “It doesn't matter if it's an inch of snow or six inches of snow. It takes that much every time we go out and sand the roads."

As the snow continues to fall and drift, the drivers will work to spread the salt in 12-hour shifts for as long as it takes to clear the roads.

Just remember these guys are out here working and doing the very best they can in these conditions. Make sure to give the trucks plenty of space.




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