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Icy Road Clean Up

Icy roads have people trapped today, yesterday's snowstorm is forcing folks to stay at home.

DOT managers say once they clear the four-lane roads, then it is time to focus on the back-roads.

Those are the priorities, to keep the major roads open on the day of the snow and to focus on the secondary roads usually the day after.

People living on Dix Creek Road off Lester Highway tell News 13 they would love to see some of that focus on their mountain road.

People with four-wheel drive trucks and cars are moving around fine, but those without it wound up grabbing anyplace to pull off the road.

Missy Simerson, business owner, "since I do not have four-wheel-drive, I cannot get out in my car, to get to the houses I need to clean, if it's this way, so that ends up making me lose money."

Even on major highways and on-ramps, slick roads and sub-freezing temperatures are still creating problems for cars.

DOT officials say they don't prioritize the secondary roads but they try to get to all of them, scraping the pavement and putting down salt and sand.

But they say the most help they will get in the effort to clear away the ice is the sun and warmer temperatures.


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