City of Detroit faces Wednesday morning deadline to have streets plowed

City hoping to finish by 6 a.m.

City of Detroit faces Wednesday morning deadline to have streets plowed

DETROITTrucks are out Tuesday night plowing snow in Detroit as the city is facing a 6 a.m. Wednesday deadline.

“We got a lot of thumbs up,” said Gregory Summers with Payne Landscaping. “(But) the worst part is the people plow their driveway, especially the senior citizens, and then you come back with the plow and you’ve got to open the street up and you push it right back in.”

It’s about 2,500 miles of Detroit roads that four plow companies are trying to get mostly cleared by the deadline.

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“If your street has not been plowed just yet, just hang tight. Someone will get to you,” said Nicole Simmons with the city of Detroit.

Like many Detroiters, Jeff is working into the darkness to get his driveway cleared. He said he has seen improvement over the years in the city’s efforts, but he’d like to see more than a 16-foot wide path cleared down the middle of residential streets.

“It can be done better. I understand the budget but it could be done a little better,” he said.

Meantime in Downtown Detroit at Campus Martius where there’s nowhere to hide the piles of snow, backhoes and semis are hauling them away.

Detroit residents can call 313-224-3901 to report if their street was missed after the city has finished plowing the streets Wednesday.

Watch the full report in the video above.

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