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Crews Dealing With Snow Drifts

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Another snowy day in Mid-Michigan left roads a mess with snow drifts. Crews all over were busy trying it clean it all up.

Over in Ingham county, it was an empty scene in the truck garages at their road commission. All 37 crew members were out plowing the streets.

"We're out fighting snow drifts, "said Bill Conklin, managing director of the Ingham County Road Department. "Lots of blowing, it was almost near white out conditions earlier this morning.

Drifting snow may seem harmless, but can still be dangerous.

"A lot of the roads its blowing across dry. But where traffic is sort of beating down the snow," said Conklin.  "We are getting some slick spots out there. Its pretty cold for salt to work today so we want to have folks slow down."

Conklin says that salt wont help situations like this, and will actually make things worse

"Salting those areas can cause more harm than good in this colder weather because there is melting and refreeze because it can get shiny on us," said Conklin.

Over in Clinton County, crews are also busy clearing the roads from the drifting snow that's coming in both directions.

"Coming out of the northwest, the wind is very strong. Its suppose to not let up until early this evening. Its just creating a lot of nasty stuff," said Joe Pulver, managing director of the Clinton County Road Commission.

And that nasty stuff he adds, should make drivers more cautious in these kind of conditions.

"There's a lot of slick spots out there and the wind is brutal and you need to be prepared if you do go in a ditch...its cold," said Pulver.

No matter what your destination is, crews will continue to work around the clock to make sure you arrive there early.

"We want to get people to work, get them home, get them to school, get them home, sporting events, things like that. But they have to drive with caution," said Pulver.

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