WARREN COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI)— Drivers in Warren County are experiencing troubles getting to and from home this winter. Recent cool downs and warm ups have created a mess of many of the gravel roads throughout the county.
Warren County Street Commissioner Steve Eberly says this happens each year with the change in temperature. The county is currently receiving more money from the state to take care of the roads.
Eberly says the county has more than doubled its gravel budget over the last three years to take care of these issues. Right now, the county cannot do more than re-grade the roads because of the weather changes throughout the winter.
Vernon Stone has lived on a gravel road in Warren County for over 20 years. He hopes the county can improve the drainage system on the roads permanently to eliminate the mud.
"I feel like the first thing they need to start with is getting some ditches along the side of the road to get rid of the water issue," said Stone. "That way you won't have the mud and the mess. And then finally get the roads graded and get some stone down and get some kind of a base to it."
Neighbors including Teresa Lees, said they worry when winter comes.
"Well I tell ya it does a lot of wear and tear on your vehicles," said Lees. "I think the worst part is the bus drivers have to deal with it."
Warren County Street Commissioner Steve Eberly said they are working on grading many of the roads that have been washed out this winter. As for 500 North, he says the department will work on that within the next few days.