During the Winter from time to time we experience large amounts of snow. We ask that you be patient with us while we plow in the 300 +/- roads in the following order: State Highways are first, then Primary Roads and finally all secondary roads. If you do not have to travel, please stay home and off the roads. Vehicles that get stuck, hamper us from doing our job. However, if you have to travel and want to know the weather conditions, please contact the Michigan State Police Travel Advisory at 1-800-381-8477 or on line at www.michigan.gov/roadconditions
SNOWPLOWS NEED ROOM TO GROOM !!
We urge motorists to drive safely around snow removal equipment and remember that "Snowplows Need Room to Groom!". We need your help to keep the roads safe this winter> Our crews are the first responders to hazardous road conditions. They report in the middle of the night and on holidays to keep Michigan's roads safer. Motorists must play their part by driving safely no matter how often roads are plowed or salted and by giving snowplow operators room to do their jobs. YOU must do your best to minimize distractions and focus on changes in road conditions. Ever year, despite the flashing lights on snowplow trucks, poor driver behavior near snowplows leads to collisions that can be deadly. We offer the following reminders for Motorists:
* Snowplows have limited visibility and drivers cannot see directly behind their trucks.
* Snowplows often throw up snow clouds, reducing visibility on all sides of the truck.
* Distracted driving is dangerous driving. Motorists should NOT text or talk on cell phones while they are behind the wheel. In fact, texting while driving is illegal in Michigan.
* Motorists should never attempt to pass a moving snowplow on the right. With new patrol wing technology, the blade can clear the should and the lane of travel at the same time. Motorists attempting an illegal pass through a snow cloud on the right and/or shoulder of the road most likely won't see the plow blade and run the risk of a serious crash.
* Always wear your safety belt and allow extra time to reach your destinations this winter.
Road crews are ready to respond in winter conditions. If motorists do their part and use extreme caution when driving near snowplows, it will improve safety for everyone involved. Remember: "Snowplows Need Room to Groom." Safety tips are available at www.micountyroads.org/winter.php
Our office is open
Monday - Thursday, 6:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Winter hours for Road crews 6:00 am to 2:30 pm
Monday - Friday
Closed from 11:30 to 12:00 for lunch.
Located approximately 1/2 mile East of the Business Loop on M-72 (Huron Street) To Contact Us: