December is certainly one for the record books. Snowfall totals for the month have equaled the average yearly totals for most of the state.
Despite snowfall after snowfall, Harrison County’s major roads have been cleared for travel.
Trucks with scrapers and salt spreaders could be heard late at night and early in the morning breaking paths on snow-covered roads.
State, county and city crews worked diligently to make sure that motorists could get to work and even that holiday travelers could safely reach their destinations.
Crews working within Harrison County have historically pushed snow, salted or graveled, and generally maintained clear travel-ways during snow events.
These men are out while others are sleeping. They push away from their holiday dinners and leave their own families to ensure that the rest of us can get to our families and dinners.
They are to be commended for the jobs they do and the sacrifices they make. They cover hundreds of miles of roads with only their radio as company for the many hours they are out.
Forecasters are predicting that this winter will continue its snowy pattern with a gamut of wintry bursts. It’s a comfort to know that someone is watching the weather even after the porch lights have been turned off.