Elkhart County, Indiana (November 30, 2021) – The Elkhart County Highway Department has wrapped its seasonal chip sealing work and is now prepared for winter highway and roadwork, including the clearing of snow and ice.
"We're typically ready for winter by the middle of October," commented Kent Myers, Foreman for the Elkhart County Highway Department. "We’ve fully stocked our three salt and sand storage facilities which are strategically placed throughout the County. And we’re in the process of converting our trucks with plows right now.”
“We’re fortunate to have a hardworking and loyal group of drivers,” added Suzie Weirick, President of the Elkhart County Commissioners. “That means that as of right now, we have the people we need to keep county roads clear and safe this winter.”
“Our newer trucks also feature LED lights that don’t get covered with snow while plowing,” added Myers. “The lower style lights on older trucks can be covered by snow making the trucks less visible. We’re always working on improving what we do.”
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