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With the National Weather Service issuing a Winter Storm Warning for our area, WEMU's Lisa Barry checks in with Jim Harmon, director of operations for the Washtenaw County Road Commission, to talk about efforts to keep local roads as clear and safe as possible.


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Washtenaw County and its neighboring communities are experiencing icy roads, and crews are working around the clock to make everyone's commute a lot safer.  WEMU's David Fair talks to Washtenaw County Road Commission director of operations Jim Harmon, who presents an update on the road crew's work.


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As the afternoon commute got underway Thursday in the Ann Arbor area, many motorists were surprised by icy road conditions and numerous accidents occurred.

89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry spoke with Jim Harmon, director of operations for the Washtenaw County Road Commission, who said conditions worsened for motorists at sunset.


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With a winter storm warning for Washtenaw County in effect, local road crews are planning for a long day of road clearing Friday and an even longer weekend of keeping them clear.

89.1 WEMU’s Lisa Barry spoke with Jim Harmon, the Washtenaw County Road Commission’s Director of Operations, about the road clearing challenges they’ve faced this winter.


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More warm weather is on the way for Washtenaw County, and that could be bad news for local roadways.


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It's the calm after the storm as far as local snowfall and treacherous driving is concerned.

89.1 WEMU'S Lisa Barry talks with the director of operations for the Washtenaw Road Commission about efforts to clear county roads.


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Southeast Michigan just had its first major snowstorm of the season, and Washtenaw County road crews have been working around the clock.  WEMU's David Fair talks to Washtenaw County Road Commission director Jim Harmon about the progress made on the current road conditions.


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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. 
 


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

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With snow pummeling Washtenaw County, area roadways proved quite treacherous. As of 4:45 P.M., Washtenaw County saw anywhere from 4 to 6 inches of snow, with up to another 5 before the storm ends.


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Last winter's harsh weather forced communities across Michigan to use more salt and fill more potholes than is typically the case.  This left less money available for roadwork, and the problems are expected to linger.