Monroe County prepares fleet for handling snow

Monroe County's spreader truck may be the oldest in their fleet, but it doesn't have very many miles on it.

That's because it's mainly used for salting bridges when winter weather hits, which is rare for Central Georgia.

Jeff Corley, the Vehicle Maintenance Supervisor for Monroe County, says his department is prepared for the possible snow and sleet expected to hit the area Tuesday.

Monroe County has one spreader truck, which will reach the 6 or 7 bridges they have in the county, as well as piles of salt and sand, which will be mixed together to cover the bridges.

They also have three backhoes on hand and chainsaws in case any debris falls in the road.

Corley says his main concern will likely be ice, which can make roads more difficult to handle than snow.

He says the county will have their crews on standby for when the weather hits.

The city of Macon also says they have salt spreaders mounted on trucks and ready for Tuesday.

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