To the Editor:
Between frigid temperatures and snowstorms, the winter of 2010 will be one we will not quickly forget. Snow and ice, compounded with the freezing temperatures day after day, have caused hazardous roads in most communities, including Breathitt, Floyd, Knott, and Letcher counties. However, the county and state road departments performed remarkably, working around the clock to keep the roads as clear as possible.
We cannot thank them enough for doing such an excellent job of salting, scrapping, and just generally attempting to keep the roads and highways free of ice and snow. Crews worked many long hours to ensure that our roads were as safe as possible.
Despite our gratitude, most of us take for granted the job they do. However, we would not have been able to travel the highways nearly as easily had the salt trucks not run at all hours of the day and night and the workers not been diligent in keeping the roads and highways scrapped.
I do not share my appreciation often enough with the road crews, so I want to take this opportunity to express my gratitude for their hard work. I encourage other citizens also to thank the road and highway workers for making our lives easier and for doing an outstanding job. Without them, residents would have felt more repercussions from the inclement weather conditions we have experienced this year.
JOHNNY RAY TURNER