Published Fri, Dec 2, 2011 4:58 am Dateline
The full force of winter is still ahead, and at the state Division of Highways, the people that send out the snow plows and keep a steady supply of road salt are ready.
DOH director of maintenance Kyle Stollings says the agency has a budget of nearly $58 million for cleaning up ice and snow. That's slightly higher from a year ago. The agency has 150 sheds around the state stocked with salt.
Stollings says the state has seen mild conditions in late fall compared with the past three years. He says the agency is prepared in case Old Man Winter bears down on the Mountain State.
Parts of the state got socked last December. But snowfall totals for the entire winter generally were lower compared with the previous year.