28 crews take on icy conditions in Putnam County

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Heavy rain mixed with ice and light snow and plunging temperatures is keeping road crews busy in Putnam County.

Highway crews have been spending a lot of time at the salt barn, loading up trucks to be ready for whatever comes next.

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Mike Simone, the highway superintendent for the Town of Carmel, says rain can be a problem as well as the snow.

"It's running along the road, with the freeze thaw it creates potholes," says Simone. "A small hole can create a pothole in two or three days and it can take out a whole tire."

Simone says 28 crews are on the roads to make sure the conditions are safe.

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