ISHPEMING, Mich. (WZMQ) – In light of the first snowfall on Saturday, October 28th, the salt trucks are warming up and loading up for the winter season. The Marquette County Road Commission operates over 10 salt barns across the whole county and has already begun preparing the salt and sand.
The commission typically begins preparing the sand and salt mixture in the fall, however, the road commission has been working since the surprise snowfall last May.
The commission comments that even though the trucks are preparing months in advance, it all starts with those at home. “The public has decent tires on their vehicle we can’t get to every place when the snow falls it can cover the whole county in an hour and a half and it takes us 24 hours to clear or clean it up, take your time give yourself enough time to get going and give us room to do our job,” commented Marquette County Road Commission Director of Operations Ross Olsen.
The road commission wants to remind the community that as their season gets underway, to steer clear of driving behind or directly in front of plow trucks.