Mid-Michigan road crews plowing out secondary, side roads after foot of snow

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MID-MICHIGAN (WJRT) (2/12/2018) - Road crews around Mid-Michigan were busy Monday plowing out secondary and side roads after more than a foot of snow fell in three days.

Freeways and most main roads had been plowed and salted over the weekend, but snow plows hadn't visited many local roads, subdivisions and dead-end roads by Monday afternoon.

The process to completely clear roadways could take up to two days.

The Bay County Road Commission said work crews prioritize roads by traffic volume. Freeways and state trunklines always take top priority, followed by main county roads.

After that, plows focus on secondary roads, subdivisions and dead-end roads.

The Genesee County Road Commission had 60 trucks on the road beginning at 4 a.m. Monday to finish clearing some main roadways. They got started on subdivisions and secondary roads by 6 a.m.

They plan to continue working until 5:30 p.m. Monday.

With no more snow in the forecast, the snow plows will get started Tuesday morning with the remaining side roads and subdivisions. They expect to complete all of their routes by Tuesday evening.