Wayne Co. Road Commissioner Fired After Storm

DETROIT (WWJ) – With more snow expected in Metro Detroit over the next few days, Wayne County is launching a search for someone to run the road division.  This follows the firing of Mike Rogers — who was let go after officials received a slew of complaints about freeways and roads not being cleared after the big 10-inch snowfall. 

Rogers, the Wayne County Road commissioner, couldn’t be reached by the media nor his superiors during the storm, including Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano.

“We have very high standards and we hold people accountable, once your into the public trust, to do things and do them the right way.  Unfortunately if we feel that standard isn’t being met, we’re not hesitant to change someone out,” Ficano said.

Ficano said he received a lot of calls Tuesday complaining about the lack of snow removal on the Southfield Freeway.

 “That was a critical day and there had to be supervision and nobody could be located at that time,” Ficano said.

Rogers will be replaced. In meantime, Ficano said the job will be covered and the roads will be cleared.

“We have the director and the deputy director who… have  lot of experience and they’ve taken hands on control. And we have people from my own officer who are going to go out during the night and check on the yards as well,” Ficano said.

Wayne County was expected to get 3-6 inches of snowfall before noon, Friday. (More on the weather).


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