For the most part, Chattooga County Public Works is getting a lot of praise for the way that they handled the last winter storm that moved through the county. Chattooga County Commissioner Jason Winters told AM 1180 that County Public Works Crews are ready should we see more winter weather.
Winters said that snow removal cost the county around $16,000 so far, and that the county is ready with a fresh supply of salt. Winters said that the county used some private contractors during the last snow event to help clear the roads. The commissioner commented that while the county could purchase more equipment, it made better sense to use local contractors who wouldn’t get to work otherwise during major winter storms.
Winters added that he thinks we will see more winter weather this year and that the county is prepared.