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Slippery roads possible for New Year’s Eve

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- Scattered, light snow created a very icy commute for some this morning, and more of the same is possible for those New Year's Eve celebrations.

The small amount of snow that fell along Fuller Avenue created a glaze of ice this morning.

Relatively minor amounts of snow are again expected overnight, but this morning's commute should serve as a reminder that it doesn't take much snow to create havoc on the roadways.

Drivers should expect changing road conditions tonight, and are advised to drive with extreme caution.

The Kent County Road Commission will have salt trucks on standby for areas that do get snow.

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1 Comment

  • Felix

    Yeah the trucks will be on standby in case people start sliding off the roads, we know.
    Most other counties salt ahead of time, when they know that conditions will be favorable for ice to form and when they know lots of people will be travelling.
    But not Kent County, no.
    Kent County is run like Grand Rapids. Penny-wise and pound foolish.
    They wait until someone pays the price before taking action, even when there is nothing to be lost by being prepared.
    Well, sooner or later the person whose job it is to make that call is going to lose a loved one over a couple hundred dollars worth of salt being in a truck on standby instead of on the street, and then we will see what song he sings!

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