Disabled veteran trapped by unplowed street - WNEM TV 5

Disabled veteran trapped by unplowed street

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SHIAWASSEE COUNTY, MI (WNEM) -

Randall Fagan is fed up. He said every time we get a big snowfall the street in his neighborhood becomes a trap.

"All I do is sit and worry because I know that it's not going to get plowed out properly like it should because they don't go all the way until the dead end," Fagan said.

The Desert Storm veteran suffers from a lot of health issues. Now he wants TV5 to ask the tough questions. He said Owosso isn't doing enough to keep the dead end street passable when the snow flies.

"Leaves a big pile snow and ice right here in the middle of the road that we have to go out in the road to get rid of while there's traffic," Fagan said. "And sometimes they come back and do it a couple of days later and sometimes they don't."

A spokesman said over the phone that the main roads in town get taken care of first. Then the secondary streets are addressed if this area gets more than four inches of snow.

The spokesman also said staffing levels determine how quickly those secondary streets get done. The spokesman said the dead end street has to be cleared with a pickup truck that has a mounted plow.

For now, Fagan’s street is cleared. He's just worried what will happen when the next storm comes.

"We pay taxes just like everybody else on all these other streets and we're not getting the same service that they get and it's just not right," Fagan said.

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