GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The official ice total was only 0.03 of an inch for Tuesday. It doesn't sound like much, but ask Jerry Byrne, Director of Operations for the Kent County Road Commission and he'll tell you, "We'd rather have a foot of snow than the freezing rain we had this morning."
Through Tuesday evening, Byrne estimates nearly 1,500 tons of salt has been spread on Kent County roads.
All of those man hours and maintenance costs, Byrne figures that measly 0.03 of an inch of ice will cost the county close to a quarter of a million dollars.
With more winter on the way, the road commission already has another order for salt placed. They're expecting its delivery within the next week or so.
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