While Hardy County has seen only a light flurry of snow so far this year, the Division of Highways has been preparing for the worst of winter weather for some time.
“We start in October,” said Hardy County Assistant Supervisor Dorman Parker. “We mount the snow plows and cinder spreaders and make sure everything is working.”
After the operators are sure everything is in working order, the equipment is removed. It sits ready to be mounted again if there’s a forecast for bad weather.