GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) - Kent County residents are being asked to be patient as plows transition from clearing major roads to side streets.
Jerry Byrne of the Kent County Road Commission is asking residents to remove parked vehicles from the roads to make way for plows. Also, when you shovel your driveway while facing the road, throw the snow to your right so the plow doesn't push it all back into your path.
"Our goal is to get everything by nightfall tonight. We may or may not make it. If not, the night crew will be in and we'll finish tomorrow morning. But hopefully the weather's going to cooperate and we'll get through everything by late tonight," said Byrne Friday afternoon.
Many Grand Rapids residents experienced problems with stuck vehicles on side streets.
"Beyond just the normal shoveling of a foot of snow, I helped a couple of neighbors get their vehicles out. It was an adventure. One of them didn't even quite make it down the street, was getting no traction on no tread so that's the trouble," says Joshua Clark.
Kent County officials are also asking parents to keep children away from snow piles near the road and clean out catch basins or drains to prevent flooding when the snow melts.