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County roads in good shape after harsh winter

Logan County Judge Gus Young said last week county roads made it through one of the coldest and wettest winters in 30 years in pretty good shape.

Young made his judgement on Friday, the second day of spring, at the end of a week of evaluation.

“We have looked over all the roads,” Young said.

“I think the roads held up pretty well, considering the amount of freezing and thawing and moisture we had,” he said. “Usually, with this much freezing and thawing, you’d have more problems. I’m pleasantly surprised.”

But the winter did have an impact on roads. Young said he’s found some dirt roads rutted and some paved roads with pot holes.

“We haven’t found any places where roads have fallen through,” he said. “We have found places were the surface has softened, causing rutting in roads. We’ve hauled gravel to those spots.

“We have also found some pot holes in paved county roads,” he said. “We’ve used 40 tons of patching material to fix them. We’ve gotten the pot holes patched up.”

The judge also said there are roads that need to be graded and good weather is needed to accomplish that.

“We’ve bladed some and some need to be bladed,” he said. “We have a lot of roads to blade. If we have no rain to where we could blade every day, we’d have it all done in a month. But that is going to depend on the weather.”

Young said that through the winter months, his office did get calls about roads, but “it wasn’t a tremendous amount.”

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