By Paul Schmitt
The Door County Highway Department was challenged to keep area roads safe during the recent icy conditions. Patrol Superintendent Thad Ash says crews were busy since Monday night dealing with the re-freezing of roads due to the colder ground temperatures.
Trucks will continue putting down sand for the next day to improve traction in areas of need, according to Ash. One highway department truck slid into the ditch and is out of commission with minor damage for a few days, according to Ash. The department utilizes about 18 trucks and eight graders around Door County, during a snow or ice removal process.