Athens City Engineer Advises Public To ‘Stay Home’

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Athens County plows are hard at work clearing the snowy roads– or at least, clearing them as much as they can.

The city of Athens began plowing the roads around 8 p.m. Sunday night. Since then, some parts of town have received up to seven inches of snow.

Andy Stone, the city engineer and director of Public Works in Athens, commented on the task at hand on Monday morning around 11 a.m.

"I'd recommend that folks stay home if they don't have anywhere to be," Stone said. "You can get where you need to go if you have to. Certainly if you have a four-wheel drive vehicle or front wheel drive vehicle you'll be better off.

"There are still some side streets we've not been able to get to yet. When you're plowing in bricks every once in a while you'll catch a plow blade because the roads are a little more irregular but we continue to work and knock out a few more every passing hour."