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Full fleet of plows dispatched by morning to combat storm

5:54 AM, Feb 27, 2013   |    comments
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GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) - The Kent County Road Commission says it can't keep up with the falling snow-- but it will work all night to keep main roads drivable by Wednesday morning.

Jerry Byrne with the commission says by 4 a.m., 90 county plow trucks will be on the roads. At the height of the storm Tuesday night, only 30 drivers were plowing.

Byrne says his crew will make a big push just before the morning rush hour. But when it snows continuously, their job seems never ending.

"By the time you get to 10 Mile, you can turn around and come back and it won't even look like I was there," says snow plow driver, Mark Cvanciger.

The more snow that falls, the longer it takes for plows to get to your street. Crews don't start in residential areas until 24 to 36 hours after the last snowfall.

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