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Columbia, Boone County to work on clearing roads through Monday

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Snow moving through the area on Sunday and Monday will cause crews to be on the roads overnight.

Columbia Public Works had a full crew out clearing roads Sunday. It will also have a full, or close to full, crew in overnight Sunday.

Barry Dalton from Columbia Public Works said the crews will have to continue to work on clearing first and second priority routes until the snow stops. He said they will work to get into neighborhoods and on third priority routes as soon as possible.

He said even if Columbia gets four inches of snow they will still need to stay on first and second priority routes until the snow stops, which could make the commute to work more difficult for Columbia drivers on Monday.

Boone County Public Works also had crews out Sunday and will overnight.

The county crews will be clearing roads and treating them as they do.

Greg Edington with Boone County Public Works said crews usually try to stay off the roads for a while to give the treatment time to work. They will continue to go back and treat roads as more snow accumulates.

He said clearing roads at night can be more difficult because it is difficult for drivers to see the road.

Edington said it usually takes crews around one day to clean up after the snow stops, and can take longer on gravel roads. He said crews working to clean up gravel roads usually cover between 85 to 90 miles of road.

He said crews will most likely still be working to clean up roads on Tuesday.

Dalton said public works is confident roads will be better on Tuesday if temperatures cooperate.

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