Plow drivers asking for patience during snow storm - WNEM TV 5

Plow drivers asking for patience during snow storm

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SAGINAW, MI (WNEM) -

As Mid-Michigan is pounded by several inches of snow, crews are working to clear the roads and make your commute safer.

“Making sure we cover the whole road as much as we can," said Larry McBride.

McBride is one of the drivers for the city who's working throughout the day and into the night.

"Try to get as much rest as I can the night before that’s the main thing you know,” McBride said. “We may be out here 12-15 hours a day, I get as much sleep as I can to be well rested."

Simeon Martin is the chief foreman for the streets division.

He said it's all about clearing the same main roads over and over to carve out a path for emergency vehicles and those who have to travel.

"The state highways are our major concern right now we'll double back on them anything 2-4 inches we'll blade that off we've already salted," Martin said.

Drivers are urged to stay home if possible.

But if you have to go out, drivers ask you to be patient and give them room to do their job.

“Definitely give the plow trucks space they're dropping salt in some locations and they're trying to clear the road so give drivers a breaker stay back from the plow trucks,” Martin said.

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