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Website Will Let You Track Plows, Salt Trucks In Wayne County

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An excavator loads rock salt onto a truck. (Credit: Getty Images)

An excavator loads rock salt onto a truck. (Credit: Getty Images)

DETROIT (WWJ) – Freezing rain, sleet, snow — it’s coming down across metro Detroit and that means a long night for salt truck drivers.

In Wayne County, about 100 plows and salt trucks are out and Cindy Dingell with the Roads Division says they’ll call in extra drivers if needed.

Dingell says the county now has a website so people can see the latest conditions on the roads:

“We have some of the trucks loaded with cameras, so they can do a virtual drive along. They can see where the trucks have been, what routes have been cleared. So it’s an interactive site for the public to use. And we advise them to look at that site if they have an opportunity.”

But if you live in a subdivision in the county, you may be of out luck:

“We don’t actually go into the subdivisions until there’s six inches or more of snow. So we just mainly focus on the freeways, the primary roads. And we will go into subdivisions if we have ice buildup and other issues popping. We advise people to call to report those hazards.”

Call 1-888 ROAD CREW to report any hazards in Wayne County and check out the county’s website for salt truck updates.

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