By Alton Mitchell
What was set to be a weather mess across LaFayette and Chambers County over the past weekend failed to materialize, However city departments were ready should things have got slick around the local area.
City Councilman Toney Thomas thanked the department heads of the various city departments of LaFayette for their proactive response to the threat of ice, snow, sleet, and rain over the early part of the past weekend.
While nothing more than a little sleet mixing in with rain at times was reported over Friday night into Saturday in LaFayette crews were ready. Officials cited the efforts of city crews for standing in a cold rain on Friday and sanding the overpasses on U.S. 431 and Highway 50 near Jacks with the threat of the incoming winter weather looming.
Colder temperatures on Saturday-Monday did create a few slick spots on local roadways as some puddles froze over in the overnight hours. Temperatures are expected to return to the upper 60’s and low 70’s later this week as the blast of winter weather exits the local area.