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First Real Weather Challenge For Local Drivers And Road Crews

Dec 8, 2016

One of the county's snow plows at work (left), Washtenaw County Road Commission's Director of Operations Jim Harmon (right)
Credit Washtenaw County Road Commission

Cold and snowy weather has made driving in the Washtenaw County area challenging.

Jim Harmon is Director of Operations for the Washtenaw County Road Commission.  I spoke to him about local road conditions and efforts to keep them as safe as possible and what drivers can do to keep themselves safe as well.

He is reminding area motorists to practice "simple driving behavior" and be aware of local weather conditions, slow down, and leave plenty of space between your vehicle and the one in front of you in traffic.

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— Lisa Barry is the host of All Things Considered on WEMU. You can contact Lisa at 734.487.3363, on Twitter @LisaWEMU, or email her at lbarryma@emich.edu