Winder's public works director said today that employees from several city departments are assisting in the clean-up of city roads and the downtown business district.
"The water department is pitching in," said Ken Chalker. "The gas department is pitching in. My building maintenance guys are helping us. So I've got a lot of people working for the city who have volunteered to come and help."
Those crews are manning everything from skid loaders to shovels.
"I've got three skid loaders out, and a back hoe is cleaning side streets," he said. "And I've got my salt tractor doing major hills for emergency vehicles.
"Then I've got our motor grader out scraping subdivisions for emergency vehicles to be able to get in and out too," he said. "I've got crews in town doing sidewalks – shoveling and putting salt down – for the businesses."
Though the clean-up is well under way, Chalker said it would help if local residents remain off the streets until the major undertaking is complete.
"The roads are pretty rough yet," he said. "I recommend that everyone stay at home. It would really help us out in getting everything cleaned up."
01/12/11 at 12:13 PM
I was out photographing some of the Winder workers clearing things off yesterday. They were working hard and doing a bang-up job! My street in old town Winder, thanks to 2 Bob Cats from the Water & Gas Department is dry as a bone today. Thanks, guys!
01/14/11 at 01:55 PM
I think Barrow has done an excellent job of clearing the streets. I am very impressed! and I am originally from NJ! great job to everyone!