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Kent County Road Commission: roads still slick after cleanup

Kent County Road Commission
Posted at 3:39 PM, Feb 06, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-06 16:18:38-05

KENT COUNTY, Mich. — The Kent County Road Commission has provided an update on their storm response this weekend.

They say state roads have been plowed; however, they remain slippery, which necessitates slower speeds while driving.

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We’re told crews are working to clear roads within county primaries before focusing on local roads. The road commission hopes to clear snow from all neighborhood roads by the end of Saturday, they say.

In the meantime, the road commission asks drivers to drive slowly while on the roads and give their plows plenty of room. They also advise packing an emergency kit for worst-case scenarios.

Furthermore, the Kent County Road Commission asks motorists not to pass their plows on the right, as their plows have six- to- eight-foot-long wing plows that can damage passing vehicles. They also advise to be wary of snow clouds when passing on the left and keep children away from the edge of the road, as plow drivers may not see them through their blind spots; plows also hurl chunks of snow and ice that may injure those standing too close.

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