Road crews prepare for winter storm
MASON/MANISTEE COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) — With a winter storm on the way, road crews in Manistee and Mason Counties are preparing to clear the roads.
Both counties are expected to get nearly seven inches of snow Monday night into Tuesday morning.
“We had about two or three inches of snow over the weekend so we already have salt and sand on the roads,” said Eric Moody, superintendent with Mason County Road Commission. “We use salt, we also use a 50/50 mix which is half salt and half sand.”
Moody said nearly two dozen snow plows and salt trucks will be out on the roads early Tuesday morning in Mason County.
Freezing rain fell for a majority of the day Monday. Moody says the biggest concern is that the water from the rain will freeze on the roads causing slippery and dangerous conditions.