By Beth Christian Broschart
Each morning seems to be a bit chillier than the day before. That fact has not escaped the watchful eye of those in charge at the West Virginia Department of Transportation.
Last week, those at the District 8 Office in Elkins began to make sure they are ready for old man winter.
At the Airport Road location in Elkins, all vehicles and equipment parts were checked to make sure everything was in tip-top working order. Employees gathered for safety trainings and controls on the spreaders were calibrated to assure the proper mixture of salt and cinders was being compiled. Then, drivers were sent out on dry runs, to check the times and routes they will use when the snow begins to fly. When they are completed checking equipment there, they move to the Mill Creek location to check the equipment for the southern part of the county.
Mike Moran, District 8 Engineer for the Department of Transportation said the checks are important.
“We check each piece of the snow fighting equipment to make sure everything is working,” Moran said. “We do a report on each piece, and file a work order on anything that needs repaired, so the work is completed before it snows.”
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