Charleston Road Crews Work to Keep Up with Snow; Salt Supply Still Strong

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- The sight of salt trucks is the first sign that a winter storm is on the way. But for crews in Charleston Friday, it was tough to keep up.

“This is a real kind of quick hitting snow,” Public Works Director Gary Taylor said.

With snow falling faster than the trucks can move, removing it and treating the roads comes with priorities.

“We have so many hills and streets that we have to worry about spending most of our time there,” Taylor said.

That means the flat, downtown streets must take a backseat. So those in the driver’s seat must be extra careful.

“I'm driving slow enough to take care of it,” Edward Vaughn, a driver, said.

Road crews want you to make it safely from point A to point B, and they say the main message is to be patient.

“It's just gonna take a little while,” Taylor said.

The city of Charleston started the season with 7,000 tons of salt. So far, they've only used 1,000 tons.

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