SAGINAW, MI — Though climatologists are unsure what winter will look like in the Midwest this year, state road crews in Saginaw County are geared up for whatever Mother Nature brings.
Their work to keep roads clear got rolling Nov. 25 when an early winter blast iced over roads throughout Saginaw County, forcing the temporary closure of Interstate 75 and causing more than 100 accidents before warmer weather and road salt thawed the mess.
The Michigan Department of Transportation has stockpiled 3,000 tons of road salt this year at its Buena Vista site at I-75 and M-81.
MDOT crews in Saginaw County use, on average, about 7,500 tons of salt each winter, according to Associate Region Engineer for Operations Gregg Brunner.
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