Transportation officials prepare for winter roads

Published: Jan. 1, 2021 at 10:28 PM EST
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LANSING, Mich. (WILX) - The weather is creating some tricky travel for the holiday.

The Michigan Department of Transportation is working around the clock to keep people safe out on the roads.

“You may be able to see them, but they may not be able to see you,” said MDOT spokesperson Aaron Jenkins.

MDOT spokesperson Aaron Jenkins says it’s important to follow Michigan’s basic speed law.

“You need to drive with the current conditions and often times that means that you’re gonna need to slow down. You’re not gonna want to drive the posted speed limit but drive the speed that’s safe,” he said.

He says they use various solutions to treat the roads before and after snow events.

“We use salt, we use brine, we use sand and it’s really based on the conditions,” he said.

And regardless of the various challenges the department may face with drivers because of COVID-19, Jenkins says they have plans in place and they’re prepared to make sure all the roads in Michigan are covered.

“We’re ready for any emergency, any kind of a storm. We can cover a lot of ground,” he said.

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