Weekend storm makes mess of roads

April 19, 2018

By John Raffel
Correspondent

The Osceola County Road Commission may not have guessed a few months ago how busy it was going to be the weekend of April 14 and 15.

But more winter weather hit the area and county road commission chairman Luke D. Houlton and his crew discovered they were going to be very busy.

“Well I think we survived the biggest storm of the winter, even though we’re

Heavy snow an freezing rain combined with high winds downed power lines around the state over the weekend.

Heavy snow an freezing rain combined with high winds downed power lines around the state over the weekend.

a month into spring,” he said. “We had crews out both Saturday and Sunday, mostly trying to focus on our main roads. The crew worked late again on Monday to try to get most all of our roads open. (On Tuesday), we are focusing on cleaning up intersections and trying to get snow accumulation off as much of the road shoulders as possible. “Hopefully this will be the last we have to deal with snow, but I’m afraid the impact of this storm is not over.

“The forecast shows possibly rain on Wednesday and temperatures in the mid 40’s the rest of the week warming up to maybe 60 degrees by Monday. That will turn

most of this snow to water which will likely make things very muddy for several days until things dry out.  During that time, I fear our gravel roads will get very sloppy.”

Motorists are obviously advised to use extreme caution as the weather continues to make the transition to spring.

Great Lakes Energy also reported several hundred were without power in Osceola and Missaukee counties.



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