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Washtenaw County Road Commission Helping Keep Roads Safe For Drivers

Dec 13, 2017

As you can imagine, the Washtenaw County Road Commission is busy clearing snow from the roads to make this evening's and tomorrow morning's commute a smooth one. 

46 plow and salt trucks have been deployed across the county to help drivers travel safely.  Major roads and highways are a priority, but secondary roads, like subdivision streets, will not be ignored.

Jim Harmon is the Director of Operations for the Washtenaw County Road Commission.  

"We certainly discourage folks from snow blowing or plowing or shoveling snow into the road.  Really, put that on the roadside, along the frontages, not into the street."

Harmon also recommends to not park your car on the road, so it's easier for them to plow.

Over 90 employees from the county are working around the clock to help clear the roads.

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— Jorge Avellan is a reporter for 89.1 WEMU News. Contact him at 734.487.3363 or email him javellan@emich.edu