JEFFERSON COUNTY, IL (KFVS)-Jefferson County has seen it's portion of winter weather this past week.
Although they didn't get as much ice as some parts of the Heartland, they did get plenty of snow. In some areas, nearly a foot.
Jefferson County Engineer Brandon Simmons says since the winter storm hit last Thursday, his crew has been working to make sure all the county roads are clear. They have had eight crew members and five plows fighting the snow and ice.
Crew members put in long hours salting and plowing the roads making sure they are safe for vehicles to travel.
Simmons says they have had their fair share of complications and slide offs as well. Since the start of the storm, they have had four plow trucks slide off into ditches. Two even at the same time on Friday evening. Plus, with the older model trucks they have, maintenance and fixing parts has been a task they have had to deal with.