But the 70+ degree temperatures weren't enough to get all the frost out of Fulton's gravel roads.
"For the most part, our roads aren't in bad shape," said Fulton Township roadmaster and supervisor Mike Church. "But right now, our unpaved roads are very poor."
Weeks of freezing weather put more than a foot of frost in the ground. Then temperatures began to rise and rain started to fall.
As the frost started to come out of the ground, the unpaved roads turned soft.
"In some of the shaded spots, the frost is still not out of the ground," Church said last Thursday. "We hope the warm rain this weekend will get the rest out and then we can get to work on them next week."
It will take several weeks to get the township's five miles of unpaved roads in good condition, he said.
"We will have to put down a lot more stone this year," he said.
Colerain put down stone and filled potholes on the unpaved sections of Mt. Eden, Lakeview, Stuart Run, and St. Catherine roads, said roadmaster Troy Groff.
The warm weather allowed Colerain's roads to dry enough to fix them, he said.
East Drumore's one unpaved road is also in bad condition, said roadmaster and supervisor Jim Landis.
"It took a beating," he said of the township's section of St. Catherine Rd. "It will take some work to get it in shape."
Providence Township has no unpaved roads, said crew foreman Jim Grube.
The township's paved roads came through the winter in pretty good condition, he said.
"We have no more problems than normal," Grube said.
The other townships also reported fewer than usual problems with their paved roads.
"For the most part, our roads aren't in bad shape," Church said of Fulton's paved roads.
Colerain's paved roads also came through winter in better than usual condition, Groff said.
"They're not terrible," he said. "The edges are in pretty good condition because we didn't plow a lot." Plowing snow tends to break up the roads' edges, he explained.
Some of East Drumore's paved roads will need work once the weather breaks. "We're seeing more cracks than last year," Landis said.
The township's road crew, working with crews from neighboring municipalities, will begin skin patching once overnight temperatures drop no lower than 50 degrees.
"Once it stays that way for a while, we can start working," Landis said.
"It will probably cost us more this year than it did last year."