The overgrown Norfolk Southern railroad right-of-way through Covington is about to get a grooming.
The City of Covington on Monday agreed to cut the grass along the unused track bed, following numerous complaints. City residents have said that the overgrown grass and downed trees on the railroad corridor could harbor rodents and snakes.
The city will cut the grass through Sept. 2. Covington will not seek reimbursement from the railroad for the mowing, which will be done to benefit city residents.
According to Covington Assistant Transportation Manager Terry Savage, the city hasn't determined whether it will mow the entire corridor or just problem areas.