Fewer Plows, Less Salt This Season In Oakland County
When the snow storms hit this winter, it may be a rough ride for you if you live in Oakland County. Because of less funding and nearly 50 fewer truck drivers, Road Commission for Oakland County spokesman Craig Bryson tells WWJ they won’t be able to provide the same level of snow removal and salting on the roads this winter.
“We try to do everything we can to promote safety and it troubles us greatly when we don’t have as many people able to drive snow trucks during and after snow storms as we have in the past,” Bryson said.
Bryson says it’ll be the same on some of the state routes they plow — including Woodward Avenue and Grand River in Farmington HIlls because he says M-DOT doesn’t want to pay overtime.
Bryson says drivers must take a 5-and-a-half hour break after a 16-hour shift before they can go back on the road . He doesn’t expect an increase in funding anytime soon either from the state legislature.
Bryson warns drivers to take it slow on the roads after snowstorms as a result.