Crews working to clear Frankfort streets

Mayor Bill May releases statement

State Journal staff report, Published:

City street crews have been working on snow removal since late afternoon, according to a statement by Mayor Bill May.

As of 6:45 p.m., there had been only one accident reported; no one was injured.

 “I have full confidence that our street department will do their usual outstanding job,” May said. “Once they begin removing the snow, the crews will stay out until the job is complete.”

May estimated it would take three to four hours to complete the routes. Primary routes will take priority over neighborhood streets.  

"Hopefully, all the streets will be clear in the next few hours,” May said. “With such a small amount of snow, no major problems are anticipated at this time. Street crews will also do a check of streets early Friday, morning to check for patches of black ice.”

With the prospect for more cold weather in the coming days, Frankfort/Franklin County Deputy Director of Emergency Management Jeff Fogg said he has been in contact with representatives of the local Red Cross chapter to determine if there will be a need to open shelter facilities for those who may need a place to stay warm. 

"I would like to ask everyone to please be patient with the street crews as they perform their jobs,” May said.

“Each salt truck driver has a route that he is responsible for. It is best to let the drivers clear their routes the way they feel is best.

“That will cut down on the number of problems. The drivers have done this enough to know what works best."

 To report a problem, call the dispatch center at 875-8582. Please do not dial 911 to report street problems or power outages — dial 911 only in the event of an actual emergency.

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