But in recent days, traffic came to a standstill, providing local law enforcement a bit of a breather.
Brazil City Police Department Chief Larry Pierce told The Times due to inclement weather, officers did not have to direct traffic for a few days.
"We started directing traffic again (Friday)," Pierce said. "The rain really killed it, but today, we had a barrage of it."
Pierce added with temperatures on the rise for the weekend, he expects to have officers directing traffic again at State Road 59 and United States 40, along with SR 59 and Jackson and Hendrix streets.
With construction on Interstate-70 ongoing, Pierce said officers have had to deal with additional traffic as well.
"We've also been plagued with the problem of covered bridge traffic and alternate traffic coming on (U.S.) 40 from (I-70)," Pierce said. "We didn't have that last year. We've got it east and west and then we've got it coming up from (SR) 59, too."
Clay County Sheriff Mike Heaton said with the dreary weather during the past few days, dealing with traffic has been "relatively mild."
"It's been fairly quiet," Heaton said. "But we were prepared."
Heaton agreed with Pierce in reference to the additional traffic on U.S. 40 with the I-70 construction going on.
"Maybe it's just spread out more," Heaton said, "or people are possibly taking alternate routes."
Both Heaton and Pierce said accidents have been at a minimum during the past week.
"We've had some accidents, but nothing contributing to covered bridge traffic," Heaton said. "A lot of that boils down to how much people are paying attention."
"The weekend is supposed to be nice, so people may get in their last hurrah," Pierce said.