TxDOT gets anonymous thank-you note for hard work keeping roads safe this winter

This anonymous thank-you note was left outside the TxDOT office in Junction, Texas (Twitter.com/TxDOT)

February 12, 2014 7:21:55 AM PST
As cold as it's been lately, it's nice to feel warm and fuzzy inside. And sometimes a simple "thanks" can do just that.

An unusually cold winter in Texas led to an unusually heavy work load for the men and women of the Texas Department of Transportation.

It's something you may not think of day to day, but TxDOT workers and contractors are among those who go out in the stinging wind and freezing rain, sanding roadways and bridges so prevent ice from forming. And TxDOT employees are among those who monitor road conditions and send alerts when an area is unsafe for travel due to weather.

At least one person in the Texas Hill Country took notice of their hard work, and took the time to thank them.

TxDOT sent a tweet this morning with a photo attached. It read: "Note found outside TxDOT office in Junction thanking the hard-working men and women keeping our roads safe this winter."

"Thank you TxDOT," read the note, which was zip-tied to a pole outside the building. "For keeping our roads and bridges as safe as can be."

The note was signed "from fellow Texans and visitors. God bless and be safe."

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