Auburn Public works battle area snow and ice - WSFA.com: News Weather and Sports for Montgomery, AL.

Auburn Public works battle area snow and ice

Posted: Updated:
  • More newsMore>>

  • Pope Francis, huge crowd joyously celebrate Easter

    Pope Francis, huge crowd joyously celebrate Easter

    Sunday, April 20 2014 9:32 AM EDT2014-04-20 13:32:48 GMT
    Pope Francis is celebrating Christianity's most joyous day, Easter Sunday, under sunny skies in St. Peter's Square.More >>
    Marking Christianity's most hopeful day, Pope Francis made an Easter Sunday plea for peace and dialogue in Ukraine and Syria, for an end to terrorist attacks against Christians in Nigeria and for more attention to the...More >>
  • Alabama State Trooper shot in Geneva Co.

    Alabama State Trooper shot in Geneva Co.

    Sunday, April 20 2014 9:00 AM EDT2014-04-20 13:00:07 GMT
    Alabama State Troopers are confirming to WSFA 12 News that one of their officers was shot Saturday afternoon in Geneva County. Details remain limited, but authorities say the officer is being treatedMore >>
    Alabama State Troopers are confirming to WSFA 12 News that one of their officers was shot Saturday afternoon in Geneva County. Details remain limited, but authorities say the officer is being treatedMore >>
  • Transcript reveals confusion over ferry evacuation

    Transcript reveals confusion over ferry evacuation

    Sunday, April 20 2014 8:52 AM EDT2014-04-20 12:52:42 GMT
    The confirmed death toll from South Korea's ferry disaster rose past 50 on Sunday as divers finally found a way inside the sunken vessel, quickly discovering more than a dozen bodies in what almost certainly is...More >>
    A transcript released Sunday shows the South Korean ferry that sank was crippled with confusion and indecision well after it began listing dangerously, possibly adding to a death toll that is officially at 58 but could...More >>
AUBURN, AL (WTVM) -

Backhoes fill dump trucks at the Auburn Public Works Department as crews continue to sand troublesome roads and bridges around town.

"We will have a few places that will refreeze and we will have to go out and re-sand, but we're already going out, re-sanding bridges before nightfall just to get ahead of the curve and make sure everything is safe for travel," explains Jeff Ramsey, Public Works Director.

Crews began laying sand around 3:00 p.m. Tuesday and worked until midnight after responding to 50 calls of troublesome areas.

Ramsey said the Public Works department prepared for these conditions over the weekend and even though Auburn doesn't deal with this kind of weather all the time, the necessary equipment is always on hand.

"It's quite amazing how much sand we put down. We put down maybe 100 tons of sand and now we have  to figure how to get it back up. We'll be back out in the next couple of days with our street sweepers getting the sand back up again," says Ramsey.

With warmer temperatures expected Thursday, roads are expected to gradually improve, but traveling Wednesday is still not recommended.

Auburn crews will be on standby throughout Wednesday night to sand any reported icy roads.

"There's no reason to be out on the roads," says Ramsey. "There are going to be some slick spots and we just don't want anybody to have any accidents."

Copyright 2014 WTVM. All rights reserved. 

Powered by WorldNow