Jackson road crews putting blade to pavement


JACKSON, MI (WLNS) – In Jackson County, road crews have been working non-stop to clear paths to get you to and from your destination.  The bulk of the storm that impacted Mid-Michigan moved on out with some lingering effects today.

Jackson Department of Transportation Director of Operations Bob Griffis said, “Our county crews came in this morning at 3 am, we plan on having them run until about 6 or 7 this evening (Thursday), that’ll put them at their 16 hour mark.  We don’t normally have them try to run over that.”

As people in Jackson were digging out, county road crews put blade to ground.

“We got crews working on the county roads, we’ve got 7 or 8 on the state trunk-lines.  The state trunk-lines were run all night long,” said Griffis.

Because of the wet, heavy snow, plowers have had to take extra caution.

Griffis explained, “with the snow coming off the blade, it likes to take out mailboxes, and garbage cans…stuff like that.  So, we’ve had to concentrate and make sure we go a little bit slower.”

The Jackson County Department of Transportation believe that by Friday roads should be back to normal driving conditions.

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