Kent County Road Commissions prepares for April snow

Kent Co. Road Commissions prepping for April snow

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - With snow on it's way to West Michigan, Kent County road crews are getting prepared. The road commission plans to have 70 trucks on the roads by Thursday morning.

Wednesday afternoon, crews were outfitting 10 additional trucks to drop salt and sand on the roads.

With the anticipation of accumulating snow the road commissioners are getting prepared for whatever mother nature throws our way. The plan is to start salting Thursday morning, but Jerry Byrne says if necessary, crews can start earlier.

"It's going to be the high volume roads first, the crews at night will be out on the 131, the 196, 96, the main freeway systems when people are driving higher rates of speed, higher volumes and then as the day progresses or as the storm progresses then we'll get in to the county road system according to condition," Kent County Road Commission Deputy Managing Director of Operations Jerry Byrne said.

Byrne is reminding all drivers that even though we are in April -- drivers need to continue to have that winter-driving mindset by driving with caution and steering clear of those trucks. 

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