Most rural counties will wait to clear until morning

WLFI file photo
WLFI file photo

BENTON COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) – Rural counties are handling the storm in a variety of ways.

Officials from Benton, Fountain and Jasper counties tell News 18 they plan to wait until Wednesday morning to start clearing county roads. Most plan to begin around 5 a.m.

Cass and White County officials said it’s possible that there could be a partial call-out of crews if needed.

Each county has personnel on standby in case of emergency.

“Yes we’re ready, as best we can,” said Benton County Highway Superintendent Kevin Brost. “We don’t have the amount of manpower to send them in and stay overnight every night. But if there is a place where we need to be there, we will be there for them. If there’s an emergency run, we’ll be there for them.”

Montgomery County is the lone county which is is calling in a full crew at midnight.

Brost reminds drivers that Tuesday night’s snow is falling on roads which are often covered with a sheet of ice so they will be extra treacherous Wednesday.

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