PONTIAC (WWJ) – Crews were out clearing snow and salting roads Sunday evening and Monday morning because the inch or two of fresh snow that hit metro Detroit caused roads to be slick and slippery.
The Road Commission for Oakland County had nearly all of its trucks out salting the slippery roads, which spokesman Craig Bryson said was heavier than predicted in some areas.
“It is still slushy in many areas, especially the back roads, some of the back gravel roads are difficult to drive on now. If you can avoid those roads – it’s best,” said Bryson. “Most of the freeways are moving fairly well but there is slush still out there.”
“We’ve got just about all of our trucks out, salting right now, we are still focusing on the freeways and the primary roads and obviously this is more snow than was predicted but we are spending a lot more time putting salt down,” said Bryson.
Bryson cautioned drivers to give themselves extra time to get to their destinations.
Motorists report that the many of the side roads in Macomb County weren’t any better. Monday morning, traffic was backed up on Ryan Road in Warren and Sterling Heights, and also Mound Road, where commuters said sectiosn of the roadway were like a slushy sheet of ice.
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