Road crews ready for snow to hit Metro Detroit area

First significant snowfall of season expected to move its way throughout night

By Will Jones - Reporter

DETROIT - Road crews were ready late Friday night as the first significant snowfall of the season moves towards the Metro Detroit area.

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"I love it. It is winter," said Jan Rabior of St. Clair Shores. "You have to have snow. It's so pretty once it falls."

It was all clear Friday night, but the first significant snowfall of the season was expected to move its way throughout the night.

By Saturday night, the Metro Detroit area could be under several inches of snow.

"Snow is OK as long as I don't have to move a whole lot of it," said Rick Rabior of St. Clair Shores.

Over at the Macomb County Road Commission, it's just part of the job. The barn was stocked full of salt and ready to hit the streets.

"We will do state first, primaries which are mile roads and then our subdivision roads, our local roads," said Leo Ciavatta of the Macomb County Road Commission. "Depending on how big this storm is, we may not get to them late Saturday or possibly into Monday."

Ciavatta is the maintenance supervisor. He said if you have to be on the roads, make sure you're on guard.

"If you have to travel, give yourself some extra time," said Ciavatta. "Keep your distance from the vehicles in front of you and the plow truck."

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