Moffat County Road Department workers clear ice and snow Thursday off School Street. Two front-end loaders worked together to move ice scraped from the street.

Photo by Shawn McHugh

Moffat County Road Department workers clear ice and snow Thursday off School Street. Two front-end loaders worked together to move ice scraped from the street.

Communities at work: Keeping roads safe

Moffat County Road Department workers fix leaking curb

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The blade from a motor grader scrapes ice from the asphalt on School Street. The ice formed from melting snow was reinforced by a leaking curb stop up the street.

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Tim Kulp works to repair a leaking curb stop Thursday while co-workers from the Craig Water Department Tyler Slaight, left, and Shane Krause offer assistance from above in the 700 block of School Street. The leak added to ice forming on the city street.

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Shane Baker, of the Moffat County Road Department, operates a motor grader to remove ice near the curb along the side of School Street. The grader breaks ice free from the asphalt and is followed by a plow that piles snow ready for front-end loaders to remove.

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A front-end loader, operated by Dru Nielson, dumps snow into a pile along the side of the park near the corner of 7th and School streets. The loader is the last step in removing the snow and ice off city streets.

This edition of Comm­unities At Work gives a glimpse at some unsung people the Craig community relies on almost daily.

The Moffat County Road Department works to keep roads safe for driving and the Water Department makes sure the community’s water is running, two seemingly simple luxuries that, at times, can be complex.

These two departments came together Thursday to fix the slippery road in the 700 block of School Street and a leaking curb that was contributing to ice buildup. The water crew located the leak, dug down to it and made the necessary repairs while the road crew worked to clear ice off the street.

These are a few photos from the process.

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