Bill Geary

Chris Caya WBFO News

Orange Work Zone signs should start going up soon on roads owned by Erie County. The Legislature's Economic Development Committee signed off on a $26.8 million highway improvement plan on Tuesday.

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Once the weather clears, road crews will be busy around Erie County. Highway officials say this relatively mild winter means a chance to dig into the backlog of repairs and make some progress in shortening that list, also easier now because hot asphalt plants are starting up.

Information on how to protect yourself from winter weather and where to find various services is available on Erie County's Winter Storms & Extreme Cold website.

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The weekend’s harsh winter weather kept many residents off area roads, while county plow trucks rolled non-stop.

With pot holes popping up on area roads, local drivers are feeling the effects of the long winter. Erie County is already starting to prepare for the work ahead.