Winter Woes

SNOW REMOVAL OPERATIONS

The Van Buren County Road Commission will follow the following policy adopted on January 10, 2008 for snow removal operations:

Snow Plow Policy 

ROAD COMMISSION URGES CITIZENS
TO PREPARE NOW FOR WINTER

THE ROAD COMMISSION WANTS YOU TO KNOW . . .

    The Van Buren County Road Commission joins Governor Rick Snyder in declaring November 3-9, 2013 as Winter Hazards Awareness Week in Michigan.  Michigan winters can be severe and unpredictable, so preparedness and awareness are always important.  Thus, now is the time to begin to prepare for winter by making sure your car is ready for the colder weather, placing a survival kit in your vehicle, and remembering that there are special precautions that need to be followed while driving during the winter months.

❆    Wear your seatbelt and always allow extra time to reach your destination - especially on snowy days.
❆    Don't attempt to pass a snow plow vehicle while they're plowing.
❆    Plow drivers have limited visibility and they cannot see directly behind their trucks. Plus, plows can suddenly move sideways from hitting drifts or by cutting through packed snow.  Motorists are advised not to crowd the plow!
❆    Don't build snow forts, make tunnels, or play in or on snow banks next to roads.
❆    Keep well away from the edge of the roadway as you wait for the school bus, get the mail, or watch the plow trucks.  
❆    Keep garbage cans up in the driveway if it snows on garbage collection day.

    Everyone should be cautious about traveling in winter weather.  Cold, snow and ice are demanding on cars, drivers and passengers.  Most importantly, winter weather can threaten your life.  Remember: In ice and snow, take it slow!

                                                                   VAN BUREN COUNTY ROAD COMMISSION

The photos below are a courtesy of Kelly Weber Photography, Bangor, MI