Work Being Done on Icy Roads

From the city, two emails:

City salting hilly roads first

Mayor Ronnie Erwin said Sunday morning that he is working on getting the side roads salted as soon as possible.

First priority are roads which have hills, he said. He and Alderman Dennis Waldron were out Sunday morning looking at the roads, he noted.

There was a fire Saturday night and the city used its sand and salt reserve on the roads so that the fire trucks could get to the fire, the Mayor said.

Crews are starting out at noon on Sunday and working on the most dangerous roads, according to Street Department supervisor Garry Riddle.

The Mayor wants everyone to be careful and make it to their destination safely. If you don’t have to be out, please stay at home until the roads are in better condition, he said.

He wants to thank all of those citizens who have written into the webmaster on this site and have given us information as to which roads are bad. The information has been given to Riddle and they will make an attempt to get to as many roads as possible.

Please write to the webmaster at or to the Mayor at, if you have concerns or comments.


From the Desk of Mayor Ronnie Erwin:

City personal are working diligently to clear the roadway of ice and snow as quickly as possible.

City personal are working on getting the side roads salted as soon as possible. First priority are roads which have hills.

Additional updates will be provided on this site and Channel 4 as they become available.

Click here to report a bad road in your area.

Thank you for the update!

7 comments for “Work Being Done on Icy Roads

  1. Jawsette
    January 31, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    Thank you for the info about the roads.. I sent them an email stating that if the schools are open tomorrow, they need to come salt Floyd Mayfield as it is nothing but mush and will freeze tonight.

  2. February 1, 2010 at 12:10 am

    My neighborhood is still an ice rink!

  3. February 1, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    We ran out of salt a second time on Sunday. We do have 25 more tons of it coming. Unfortunately, we had to concentrate on the main roads before we could get to the other streets. We were working on the hilly streets before we ran out of salt on Sunday. We did plan for a snow event, but didn't expect one of this size. We used more than 200 tons of salt Friday – Sunday.

  4. Jawsette
    February 1, 2010 at 5:00 pm

    Thanks for your response. Floyd Mayfield doesn't really need salt, it just needs to be cleaned off. If we could get a truck to come thru and push it all to the side, the road would be almost in perfect condition! No salt, no pepper =)

  5. Sherry
    February 2, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    I guess that explains why it's still a sheet of ice in my subdivision. Buses may be able get in here, but I can guarantee they won't get out. No way I'm letting my daughter drive in it either until it either melts or we get some salt, but if I have to put up with her for one more day . . . .

  6. Cee Dee
    February 4, 2010 at 9:54 am

    I must comment the Mayor for having the country roads where I live cleaned — it took a call to him, but they did clear most of the snow/ice & made it much safer Mon. afternoon. Thanks, Mr. Mayor!

  7. Cee Dee
    February 4, 2010 at 1:38 pm

    "I must commend . . ."

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