Icy Roads Close Dozens Of Schools

OAKLAND COUNTY, Mich. (WWJ) – It’s a slippery drive in much of northern Oakland County today, as ice covers many of the gravel roads in that area.

Craig Bryson, with the Road Commission for Oakland County, says salt doesn’t work on gravel roads, and the rain has already thwarted their backup plan.

“Generally, the only thing we can do on the gravel roads is spread some sand, but when we’ve got rain, the rain just washes away the sand, so we’re hoping the rain gives us a break and we can get out and do some more sanding,” Bryson said. Unfortunately, in the meantime, there isn’t a whole lot we can do on those gravel roads.”

He says all they can do now is wait for it to warm up. The icy roads have led to more than 20 school closings. See the school closing list by clicking here.


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