DETROIT – Detroit contractors have plowed 1,884 miles of residential streets, and the city met its 6 p.m. Friday goal to clear the roads after a two-day snowstorm this week.
The Detroit Department of Public Works expected to have passable streets following the snowstorms -- their goal was not necessarily to clear streets so that pavement is visible. Also, because the city got less snow than was initially forecasted, the department decided to only do a single pass at plowing residential roads.
All of which means that if the single pass happened in your area before Thursday’s second round of snow, you might still have snow-covered streets.
“If you feel that your street wasn’t plowed, we want you guys to let us know so we can make sure that if it wasn’t done, then we can get the contractor back out there,” said Ron Brundidge of Detroit DPW.
But because the city got less snow than was initially forecasted, it has decided only to do one pass, which means you could still see packed snow like what is seen in the video player above.
Mayor Mike Duggan says inspectors will be going out to assess the snow contractors’ work.
“I’m gonna get a full evaluation, but right now, normally it means I’m getting calls with people saying ‘I’m still stuck in my driveway, you haven’t gotten to my street,’” Mayor Duggan said.
If you think your street didn’t receive any type of plow service, or if you think the job could have been done better, you can report it on the Improve Detroit app, or by calling 313-224-0033.