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Detroit Mayor Announces New Way To Report Snow-Covered Streets

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A snow plow clears several inches of snow and drops salt along Warren Avenue as the area deals with record breaking freezing weather January 6, 2014 in Detroit. (Credit: Joshua Lott/Getty Images) FILE.

A snow plow clears several inches of snow and drops salt along Warren Avenue as the area deals with record breaking freezing weather January 6, 2014 in Detroit. (Credit: Joshua Lott/Getty Images) FILE.

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DETROIT (WWJ) - He says he wants to bring a standard of accountability to the task of getting Detroit’s streets plowed.

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan on Friday announced that city residents who have not had their streets taken care of by noon on the day of a big snow can call a special phone number for action.

A snow-covered Hamlet Street, between Sunset and Ryan, on Feb. 7, 2014. (credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ)

A snow-covered Hamlet Street, between Sunset and Ryan, on Feb. 7, 2014. (credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ)

“If by noon your block hasn’t had a path cleared down the middle of the street, call  313-224-6000, and the ombudsman will take that call, will immediately forward it to DPW (the Department of Public Works), and we will get a contractor out in the next two or three hours,” Duggan said.

Duggan said a 10-foot wide path will be cleared on each street, but residents still need to keep own driveways and approaches cleared.

To report a street that hasn’t been plowed after six or more inches of snow has falls, city of Detroit residents can call 313-224-6000, or CLICK HERE to file a report online.

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