In what’s shaping up to be a marathon challenge, Cumberland County road crews are trying to clear remaining snow and slush from county roadways before temperatures drop below freezing tonight with additional snow expected. Crews have been active since late last night keeping up with this unusual storm, which has included snow, sleet and rain. As of noon, most roads had a small amount of slush as plows continued to clear as much of the surface as possible before it could re-freeze tonight.
Because the storm is expected to resume tonight, a portion of the road crews were sent home to rest so they can report back later to maintain continuous coverage. With the large amount of precipitation, officials will be on the lookout for flooding, especially with the additional expected snow.
Municipalities across the region have been concerned about dwindling salt supplies because of the frequency of snow this season. Today’s early changeover to rain allowed the county to conserve salt.
Officials say Cumberland County salt supplies are still sufficient for tonight. Public works will assess its inventory after tonight's event. A new shipment of salt is scheduled to be delivered on the 27th.