PLOWING AHEAD - Crews battle Mother Nature for the driverís seat
Date: 2/6/2014 Album ID: 1763256
Photos by Ken Ritchie
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Just as one round of snow and ice melts and fades from recent memory, another winter wallop slides into the Courierarea. This winter storyline has meant hundreds of hours of overtime for city and county crews and extensive use of stockpiled materials, as snow plow drivers have spent several sleepless nights clearing and reclearing covered roadways.
Madison Streets Department Supervisor Ken Washer radios in to tell other drivers what streets need attention as city crews worked around the clock to clear the ice and snow that fell in Madison on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. (Staff photo by Ken Ritchie/kritchie@madisoncourier.com)
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Madison Streets Department Supervisor Ken Washer operates a control box of levers, switches and buttons that regulate the salt/sand output and the plow on his truck. (Staff photo by Ken Ritchie/kritchie@madisoncourier.com)
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An Indiana State Police vehicle blocks traffic as a semi driver tries to gain traction and move on after getting stuck on Franks Drive, north of Clifty Drive on Wednesday. (Staff photo by Ken Ritchie/kritchie@madisoncourier.com)
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