As snowstorm nears finish, Kent County road crews begin plowing roadways

KENT COUNTY, MI – Crews will be out clearing roadways from the weekend snowfall, Kent County Road Commission officials said.

The road commission is targeting at least one pass of snowplowing through Kent County’s entire network – including neighborhoods – by nightfall Sunday, Jan. 29.

Estimates from Saturday’s snowfall range from five inches in southern Kent County to over eight inches in northern parts of the county.

Given the amount of snow that fell, crews on Sunday will be concentrating on scraping off snow rather than applying a large amount of salt and other material.

Cul de sac contractors have been called and will complete response over the next 24 hours, officials said.

Snow is expected to end Sunday morning leaving the area with mostly cloudy skies for the rest of the day, the National Weather Service reported. Highs will be mainly in the 20s.

In the meantime, the Kent County Road Commission is offering these tips for others to stay safe:

· It will be slick, drive slowly.

Give the plows room.

Keep children far away from the road.

· Park in driveways whenever possible to allow trucks to clear the entire street.

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