MTA drivers battle snowy conditions that only continue to worsen

FLINT, Mich. (WJRT) - It's one of those days where no one really wants to be out on the roads, but for some people, driving is their job.

"It seems like every 30 minutes its getting worse out there," says driver Stanley Cooper.

For 8 hours a day, MTA drivers are braving the conditions on the roads.

"It's a mess, we as drivers we just have to take our time and get these people where they have to go safely," says MTA driver Jeffery Green.

Of course its not your standard vehicle these drivers are getting behind the wheel of.

"We have to use 2 more seconds of time when you make your turns and we have to be the point guards out here," says Green. "We don't take control of other people, we just let them know that we have to be out here and get people where they have to go."

Drivers like Stanley Cooper say, not every car is taking extra precautions like MTA drivers on the roadways, but he uses defensive driving skills to get his passengers from point A to point B.

"You have those trucks that have 4 wheel drive and think they can go faster than us, but hey, we give them their space and its okay," says Cooper.

While MTA drivers say of course road conditions like this aren't ideal, they still understand it's their job to support the pubic and get them where they need to go.

MTA also says they will still run their route in all weather conditions, the only time they will shut down is if a state of emergency has been declared.