Thursday, December 27, 2012
Here are some tips to keep in mind when driving in winter weather this season.
The weather outside is frightful. A chance for more snow in Chesterfield Township and New Baltimore lingers through Saturday night, according to forecasts from the National Weather Service. For motorists, icy and snow-covered roads can make travel a bit tricky. The Michigan Department of Transportation offers the following winter driving tips: It’s also important to keep your vehicle in good condition. The Department of State and the Michigan Sheriffs' Association offer these winter driving tips:
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Macomb County is expected to stay out of the direct path of Draco, receiving less than an inch of snowfall Thursday and Friday, according to the National Weather Service.
While Michigan's northern counties may see blizzard conditions as Winter Storm Draco sweeps through the Midwest, Macomb County is expected to get less than an inch between Thursday and Friday. The National Weather Service is predicting rain Thursday, possibly turning to snow in the late evening hours. Come Friday, there is a 80 percent chance of snow for Chesterfield Township, but less than an inch is expected to accumulate. Wind gusts could reach up to 37 mph Friday and if Thursday's late-night precipitation doesn't turn into snow, as NWS predicts, drivers could face icy streets during their morning commute. With the return of snow, ice and and blowing snow, the Michigan Department of Transportation offers the following winter driving …
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Salt usage was also down, with the county only using 4,799 tons. Last year the county had used 39,119 tons of salt.
Macomb County Department of Roads reported nearly $1.4 million in equipment, manpower and maintenance savings compared to the same time last year. Salt usage was also down, with the county only using 4,799 tons. Last year, the county had used 39,119 tons of salt. “We expect next year’s salt purchase to be less due to the abundant stockpiles at our five salt storage facilities,” Bob Hoepfner, director of the Department of Roads, said in a news release. “As everyone in Michigan knows, we still have a month of winter left and anything can happen.” County officials said savings from the winter maintenance budget will be used to expand the limestone program on our gravel roads, complete additional asphalt resurfacing, repair concrete pavement…
Sunday, November 13, 2011
The city's parking ordinance has changed this winter.
Metro Detroiters may not be looking forward to a winter wonderland, but local police have rules in place to make snow cleanup less painful this year. The longstanding New Baltimore parking ordinance that required cars to be off neighborhood streets and other public roads outside the downtown business section late at night from November to March—regardless of snowfall—has been revised. The new ordinance states that no one can park on streets outside the downtown business district from 9 p.m. to 9 a.m. when there is snow or ice on the ground. This will allow more flexibility for residents, especially those with multiple vehicles or visitors, and free up police officers for more pressing runs, New Baltimore Police Chief Tim Wiley said …