Rural Roads Still Icy in Places

Now that primary roads are treated, crews are shifting their focus to gravel roads.

ice on road signs

Photo: WFIU/WTIU, Clay Gordon

Road crews are targeting secondary streets now that the main roads are treated.

Although Road conditions have greatly improved across much of the area, some people are still digging to get out.  Although the paved roads are treated, several dozen gravel roads remain closed in rural Brown County.  Highway superintendent Claude Presseau says it’ll likely be this weekend before all the roads are clear.

“We’re working on ‘em. The gravel ones, that’s what we’re doing. We’re chipping those with stone today. But it’s gonna take us two to three days to get that done because there’s almost 200 miles of them,” said Presseau.

In addition to treating the roads, the county has also been forced to spend time clearing downed trees.  Presseau says the DNR has helped cut up fallen limbs and clear up the debris.  He says most roads are passable at this point, but warns that a number of them may still be icy

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