HOUGHTON, Mich. (WZMQ) – On Monday afternoon, the city of Houghton and Hancock had their first serious snowfall of the season. Officials in the area told WZMQ that as of Tuesday there is at least 6-8 inches of snow on the ground. The Houghton County Road Commission has had their plow trucks already out on the roads clearing as much as they can as fast as they can.
They say yesterday’s nighttime temperatures were low enough to cover some of the roads with ice and even their trucks were sliding around. “Certain conditions take a lot longer to do when you have a lot of ice it’s hard to catch up with it, heavy snowfalls of course it takes you longer to remove the snow from the roadway. give the plows all the room they’ve got a lot going on with the wings down and the under blades, front plow,” commented Houghton County Road Commission Engineer Kevin Harju.
The road commission noted that some of their equipment may be new, but most of the machines on the road are over 50 years old and ask the public for patience as the winter rolls in.