Friday, Dec. 21: Tama County Highway Department crews were again out on the pavements at 5 a.m. and the rock roads at 6 a.m. Crews will be out until 5 p.m. this evening.
We are getting close to having all of the rural county paved roads open by the end of the day. We know now it is unlikely we will have all of the rock roads open by the end of the day.
If we have not reached all of the rural residences by Friday night, we will be out again Saturday morning at 6 a.m. There may be some roads without residences that remain closed beyond Saturday.
This was a wet snow that has become very frozen.
We have also been dealing with cars abandoned in the middle of the road.
Operations are slower.