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Ferndale Crews Ready for Coming Winter Storm

Ferndale could get up to 7 inches of snow before storm moves out Saturday afternoon.

Residents are asked not to park on Ferndale streets in snowstorms delivering more than 3 inches of accumulation to give public works employees a chance to clear streets. Patch file photo
Residents are asked not to park on Ferndale streets in snowstorms delivering more than 3 inches of accumulation to give public works employees a chance to clear streets. Patch file photo

Ferndale public works employees are poised to lower their blades and keep city streets clear throughout a storm expected to dump between 4-7 inches of snow on southeast Michigan from late Friday through Saturday afternoon.

Loyd Cureton, director of Ferndale’s Department of Public works, said crews are to work throughout the storm to plow and salt up to 75 linear miles of road, depending on the amount of actual accumulation.

“Our DPW crews will be ready to scrape and plow all city streets in order to provide safe travel and access to our residents and first responders,” he said in a news release.

The city’s first priority will be to clear major travel roads such as Woodward, 8 and 9 Mile, and Hilton. Crews also will prioritize crosswalks andpublic sidewalks to ensure safety and accessibility for all pedestrian travel.

The city encourages residents to not park on the street during snow storms that deliver 3 or more inches of snow.

“Together, we are all responsible for keeping Ferndale safe and comfortable for pedestrians, your neighbors, those pushing strollers, using wheelchairs, or for any power walkers needing a clear path,” Cureton said. “Property owners are responsible for clearing the full width of their adjacent sidewalks within 24 hours of the first sign of accumulation.”
Kay Watson December 14, 2013 at 07:20 PM
Unfortunately most people don't honor removing their cars during such a storm and plowing the streets then fail miserably. Wish they would ticket those who are a hindrance to everyone.

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