Debris cleanup keeps road crews busy |

Debris cleanup keeps road crews busy

Ryan Graff
Post Independent Staff

GLENWOOD SPRINGS – Garfield County Road and Bridge Department crews worked throughout the day Wednesday clearing ditches and cleaning up muddy roadways.

“We’re on debris removal and culvert duty,” said John Pizzelli, a road and bridge worker, as he moved a pile of rock and mud to the middle of Mitchell Creek Road so the grader could reach it.

The crew, from District 1 of the Road and Bridge Department, had been clearing roads all over Garfield County.

“There’s several little problems in different areas,” said crewman Rod Echols.

The workers started at 7:30 a.m. on Sweetwater, South Canyon, and County Roads 121, 106, and 107, before making their way to Mitchell Creek Road later in the day.

The crew was trying to prepare for more rain predicted for Garfield County later Wednesday.

“We’re just preparing for it now – the worst,” said Echols of the coming weather.

For some of the crew, the work on Mitchell Creek was a thing of pride.

“We’re staying busy keeping the citizens of Garfield County dry,” said Pizzelli. “This is my snowplow route during winter. I love my route.”

Contact Ryan Graff: 945-8515, ext. 535

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