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  1. PREPARED TO PLOW: County Road team prepared for winter conditions

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    November 24, 2011 by wcobserver

    WASHINGTON COUNTY – Folklore has numerous ways of predicting the harshness of the oncoming winter; the shovel-shaped seed of a persimmon, for instance, or the thick growth of hair on a cow’s nap. These days, however, there’s a surer sign of the approaching winter conditions – piles of limestone chips along the road. But they don’t spring up magically. It’s the work of the Washington County Road Department, which has been begun preparing for the area’s infamous and icy conditions in the past few weeks. So what’s the overall strategy for winter road crew? It’s fairly simple, actually.

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