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Boone County snow plows clear most snow, officials warn about ice

The snowfall has all but finished for Saturday and ABC17 Stormtrack meteorologists don’t expect to see any until possibly Tuesday.

So Boone County Public Works snow plows have already been able to clear most of the snow from roads within the county.

“We’ve had crews in since right around 8 o’clock this morning,” said Bryan Boyce, a road maintenance superintendent, “Everyone started reporting in.”

There are 16 trucks on the day shift that ends at 6 p.m. The night shift has eight trucks.

Boyce said they’ll decide later on whether they’ll continue their maintenance overnight because most of the snow is cleared and manageable.

“The air temperature was up so that helped us a lot and the ground temperatures was above freezing,” Boyce said. “It created a wet snow which is a little easier to push off.”

Snow plow operator Bart Barner said the thing to be aware of overnight and into the early morning is ice, because the snow was so wet.

Boyce recommends driving carefully because even if the ground looks wet, that could be ice.

“If the temperature gets below say around 20, salt really won’t do much for that,” he said. “It’s more for traction at that point than it is to thaw.

Boyce said they’re hoping Sunday morning sun will thaw out the ice on the roads, but right now the crews are keeping a close eye on overnight conditions.

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