State Government Prepares For The End Of The Cold Snap

Jan 31, 2019

The cold snap could be over by Friday. But Capital Correspondent Cheyna Roth reports once the cold weather eases up, there will be new issues for the state to handle.

The dramatic freeze and upcoming rise in temperatures is bad for roads. And the Michigan Department of Transportation is getting ready.

Paul Ajegba is the director of the department. He said M-DOT has had about 12-hundred trucks on the road putting salt and sand out. But they also expect to have to patch roads once there’s a thaw.

“This is a very, very unusual weather we are experiencing and our crew has been working hard on meeting the challenge” Ajegba said.

Some good news – weather experts are not predicting major widespread flooding once the temperatures increase.