The following update of the condition of gravel roads in the county is from Jake Welch, Director of Operations at the Barry County Road Commission
“We are very aware of the poor conditions of the gravel roads. “I spoke at length with our superintendent last evening about the current conditions as well as our plan moving forward. The current moisture levels are too high for our trucks or graders to be able to make any improvement to the roads.
“We have taken graders out and checked areas and there is still frost under the mushy gravel on the surface. This is problematic in that it doesn't allow the water in the gravel to migrate down into the ground so the gravel just stays wet. Also they are calling for 1 inch, plus of rain tonight and into tomorrow.
“He has spoken with our crews and we are prepared to go out anytime this weekend to make any positive headway we can however it will be largely dependent on Mother Nature.
“Thank you for your patience we realize that this is a major inconvenience and we will be out in full force as soon as improvement can be made.”