Snow, icy roads continue to create treacherous travel

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Slippery road conditions will continue to be an issue for drivers across West Michigan Tuesday. The problem areas will be side and rural roads which remain icy and snow-covered.

Blowing and drifting snow will continue to be an issue Tuesday, which is making hard for crews to clear the roads.

In Kent County, crews were putting in extra hours and contractors were being called to keep clearing neighborhoods and cul de sacs, according to Jerry Byrne, director of operations for the Kent County Road Commission.

The road commission is advising drivers to take it slow even on paved roads because they may be icy. 

It comes a day after a large swatch of West Michigan, including Grand Rapids, got between 6 and 10inches.

Drivers who venture out are reminded to turn on their headlights, clear all snow and ice from their vehicles, and stay focused. Michigan law prohibits drivers from "depositing" snow, ice or slush on roads and highways, which can pose a danger to other travelers.

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