CLINTON — Road workers in Whiteside and Clinton counties hope that road conditions are better today than Monday.
Road crews started clearing snow Monday morning to keep roads open for drivers. In both counties, officials expect the roads to be manageable today.
“When we go out to do snow and ice maintenance on roads we call out the whole crew,” Clinton County Engineer Todd Kinney said.
Clinton County road crews stayed out Monday afternoon, earning overtime, to make sure roadways stayed open. Kinney did not know of any areas in the county that were impassable. His drivers started an hour earlier — at 6 a.m., to clean the roads. In Whiteside County, some township and county roads did see some issues. Whiteside County Public Works Foreman Kevin Janssen said some of the township roads were impassible. Most of the county roads were passable, with some down to one lane.
“And we’ve been fighting the blowing and the drifting,” Janssen said.
The Whiteside County road crews start each day at 4 a.m. Janssen expected roads to be in better conditions today.