Road commission provides plowing policy.

December 7, 2016

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HART — With the winter season approaching, the Oceana County Road Commission provided its winter maintenance policy for residents to review.

STATE TRUNKLINE (M-20, M-120, FREEWAY, HART AND PENTWATER BUSINESS ROUTES)
• Trunk line maintenance shall be performed as specified in the Michigan Department of Transportation manual. Overtime shall be held to a minimum. Patrolmen shall perform their duties as outlined in the letter from the department. Any variance from the trunkline patrol shall be charged to the respective county system.

PRIMARY SYSTEM
• The primary system shall receive maintenance priority over the local system in snow and ice removal.
• No snow removal shall take place on weekends when the fall is less than three (3) inches and rising temperature indicates a thaw of the snow.
• Drifting snow shall be removed when hazardous conditions are created. Ice control shall be performed as rapidly as possible on hills, curves, and intersections.
• No night plowing will be performed except in cases of emergency.
• There will be no liquid chloride spread on gravel roads.

LOCAL SYSTEM
• No snow removal shall be performed when less than four (4) inches is on the surface.
• No night plowing will be performed except in cases of emergency.
• Weekend maintenance shall be performed only in cases of blocked roads caused by a heavy fall or drifting snow.
• There will be no liquid chloride on gravel roads.
• No private road plowing or driveways.
• Ice control shall be performed as rapidly as possible on hills, curves, and intersections.
• Overtime shall be held to a minimum.

EMERGENCY – COUNTY WIDE
• Only Emergencies shall be called into the 911 system.

DEAD END ROADS
• Dead end roads will be plowed in regular sequence if there is a cul-de-sac available.
• Private property may be used for turnarounds if it is possible to do so without endangering property.
• If no acceptable turnaround is available, dead end roads will not be plowed.

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