DELTA COUNTY, Mich. (WZMQ) – Delta County got hit with wet snow Thursday night and Friday morning, and road conditions are slick.
According to the Delta County Road Commission, this winter was milder than previous ones. Manager Jody Norman says the commission’s yearly budget is usually $700-900,000. This year, the commission has only spent $600-$650,000 of that.
However, conditions have been worse this spring. Norman says with the wet snow, the Road Commission cannot do much work on gravel roads. He expects the recent snowfall to postpone grading by at least one week.
“With all of the freeze and thaw, freeze and thaw, periods of rain, and periods of snow, the roads aren’t drying out,” said Norman. “By the end of next week, we should finally get some warm nights. If that happens, I’m hopeful that by the week of [April] 9, we’ll be able to start grading roads.”
Norman says the Delta County Road Commission has plenty of salt for the main roads to get through the rest of the season, as well as the start of next winter. Norman advises drivers to use caution this weekend and to avoid gravel roads if possible.