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Work, services resume after roads clear
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The cost of this week’s winter weather won’t be fully known until next week, but Covington has spent at least $26,718 this week on labor and materials.

Chairman Kathy Morgan said the county’s public works crews were still working Thursday to open as many roads as possible throughout the county, and she had no early estimates. She did say the county had decided to order additional supplies of salt and calcium chloride.

Life was slowly returning to normal in the city as Covington’s trash pickup crews traversed the roads for the first time this week and mail carriers made rounds for a second straight day.

Covington Public Works Director Billy Bouchillon said his crews will pick up trash on Saturday to attempt to make up for the lost days. He expects to be on schedule by Tuesday.

Covington postal carriers struggled to deliver mail Wednesday and Thursday as carriers kept getting stuck, because they have to travel so close to the side of the icy roads.

Jerry Romero, manager of the Covington Carrier Annex, said about 15 carriers got stuck Wednesday and drivers were having more trouble Thursday. However, about 95 percent of deliveries were made. Romero expected an influx of mail now that airplanes and trucks were able to travel again. Postal carriers will be working both