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Genesyxx
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Post Number: 669
Registered: 02-2004
Posted on Wednesday, February 14, 2007 - 8:31 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Well the snow has stopped for X amount of hours now, and people are slowly filing in for work... or still sleeping in their warm beds. I thought we'd all give some grades to our respective Transportation depts from all the hell we endured coming in today.

MDOT - D+
DDOT - D
PEOPLE MOVER - STILL RUNNING!!! A
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French777
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Post Number: 118
Registered: 10-2006
Posted on Wednesday, February 14, 2007 - 10:28 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

PM A+
Oakland county road commission B-
Mdot C+
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Danindc
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Post Number: 2150
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Wednesday, February 14, 2007 - 10:36 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The roads here suck this morning. We got freezing rain all last afternoon and night, and then a couple inches of snow overnight. Metro was fantastic this morning, with no delays on my line, and less crowding thanks to the Government's delayed opening. I got to work in the same amount of time as usual.
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Tiorted
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Post Number: 56
Registered: 02-2006
Posted on Wednesday, February 14, 2007 - 10:57 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

MDOT = D-
DDOT = F

I saw a least 6 fresh spin outs on 75 between Crooks and 14 this morning around 9:30
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Alexei289
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Post Number: 1248
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Wednesday, February 14, 2007 - 11:00 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

MDOT = D
Shelby TWIP = Z

maybe its just snow blowing back on the road... but i could not get out to scheonner this morning.. and i actually have a truck
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Gravitymachine
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Post Number: 1502
Registered: 05-2005
Posted on Wednesday, February 14, 2007 - 11:03 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

driving home last night from alpine valley (wasn't going to pass up the RARE opportunity to snowboard on fresh snow) there was a distinct difference in the roads north and south of 8 mile on 75, south of 8 being in much worse shape
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Jt1
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Post Number: 8301
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Wednesday, February 14, 2007 - 11:09 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

While I am not defending Detroit or Wayen COunty or whoever takes care of the freeways the snow in parts of Detroit did not come down until much later in the day (around 5 PM). So the time to get out and take care of it in some of the more Southern areas may have been less.
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Fishtoes2000
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Post Number: 168
Registered: 06-2005
Posted on Wednesday, February 14, 2007 - 12:28 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

How much snow removal does MDOT handle within their Metro Region? Isn't much of it contracted to the County Road Commissions?
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Bob
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Post Number: 1369
Registered: 11-2003
Posted on Wednesday, February 14, 2007 - 12:35 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Shelby Township is plowed by Macomb County Road Commission, so blame them. But it is quite possible that the blowing snow may have something to do with the roads not being the greatest.
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Scs100
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Post Number: 456
Registered: 12-2006
Posted on Wednesday, February 14, 2007 - 12:38 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

SMART - C
PM - A
Grosse Pointe - B
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Detroitplanner
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Username: Detroitplanner

Post Number: 972
Registered: 04-2006
Posted on Wednesday, February 14, 2007 - 12:53 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

DDOT runs buses. Roads in Detroit are either taken care of by Wayne County or Detroit Public Works, depending upon the road. Sometimes MDOT will help out too.
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Udmphikapbob
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Username: Udmphikapbob

Post Number: 271
Registered: 07-2004
Posted on Wednesday, February 14, 2007 - 1:13 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

OCRC & WCRC = F!

how was Telegraph so freakin bad this morning? it looked untouched by plows.
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Gistok
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Post Number: 3633
Registered: 08-2004
Posted on Wednesday, February 14, 2007 - 6:53 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

At 2PM I drove I-94 from 11 Mile down to Moross. It appears that the Macomb Co. Road Commission did a great job of getting the freeway cleared and dry by 2PM.

When I came around the loop near 8 Mile (Macomb/Wayne border) I almost lost control of my vehicle (as did a lot of other folks) because suddenly when I hit Wayne County I-94 was awful... slush covered roads with huge swaths of slush between the lanes... at 2PM today!!!

I had to get off at Allard Rd. because there was already an accident near Moross Rd., no surprise there, compliments of the lousy job that the Wayne County Road Commission did on I-94 today.

MCRC - A
WCRC - D-
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Ro_resident
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Post Number: 207
Registered: 11-2003
Posted on Wednesday, February 14, 2007 - 10:05 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Surprisingly, snow removal is one of the most (and best) coordinated jobs among the various agencies in this region.
http://www.rcocweb.org/home/se msim.asp?page=what

Plow drivers had a tough go at it the past 24 hours. The storm was relatively cold and windy, so the trucks were not able to presalt the roads yesterday afternoon.

From what I saw, most waited until a couple of inches of snow had fallen to start salting so the salt would stick.

75, 696, and Woodward were pretty clear by 3 o'clock this afternoon.

Another thing that surprised me--everyone in my neighborhood had ~6 inches of snow on the ground, but barely any on any roofs.

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