When winter weather strikes, there are a few things that are inevitable.
First, the grocery stores will be packed with folks stocking up on food for the next few days. The actual need for that extra loaf of bread and gallon of milk is overshadowed by the age-old adage, “It is better to have it and not need it, than not have it and wish you did.”
Secondly, cars will be lined up at the gas stations as far as the eye can see with folks topping off their gas tanks before hurrying home to park those same cars that will most likely not move again until after the snow melts.
These behaviors are as predictable as the sun rising each day. Millington residents have practiced these rituals so many times that now it is considered acceptable protocol.
Yet there is another constant that is just as reliable, one that often does not receive much attention, but is just as steadfast. While everyone else is nestled safely in their homes, warmed by the thought of their winter preparations, the dedicated men and women of Millington Public Works Department are leaving their cozy homes to work around the clock maintaining services and working the streets until they are safe for citizens.