DeSoto County preps for round two of winter weather

DeSoto County preps for round two of winter weather

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Shelby County crews are on standby after laying brine on the roads. Crews are also working hard in DeSoto County to keep the roads safe.

It's ice versus the Mid-South and there's another battle expected for road crews Friday.

"It's been a very long week," said DeSoto County Road Manager Andy Swims, who is calling for reinforcements, in particular, more salt, sand, and rocks for the streets. "We have to make sure that our stockpiles don't get depleted and when you have one event after another you have to make sure that you can get the material that you need."

Ashley Roberson says he thinks pre-treated roads hold up better. DeSoto County does not put down solutions ahead of time, but state crews do on the interstate and other state highways.

"My wife couldn't go to work because she works in Memphis," said Roberson. "She couldn't go to work because DeSoto County was worse than Shelby County."

Swims and his crew hope round two isn't as bad, but they're ready for battle just in case.

"As soon as you see there's another one coming through, you better be making preparation and plans to have that covered," added Swims.

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