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Old 05-15-2011, 08:49 AM
 
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Anyone reading this who lives in Traverse City? I'm wondering how good the plowing is in TC during the winter. Here in SE Michigan snow removal is terrible, and if I end up moving up to TC where there is an average of 100 inches of snow (vs 55 in SE MI), I wanted to get a feel for the adequacy of city snow removal. Can anyone help?
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Old 05-15-2011, 03:23 PM
 
Location: Traverse City, MI
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If you are talking about inside Traverse City limits - excellent. In the outlying townships check with a local, who lives there, about a specific street or neighborhood. Ask about weekday and weekend plowing.
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Old 05-15-2011, 04:32 PM
 
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If you are talking about inside Traverse City limits - excellent. In the outlying townships check with a local, who lives there, about a specific street or neighborhood. Ask about weekday and weekend plowing.
Good to hear that the city does a good job. The plowing here in SE Mi is abysmal, and they don't even start plowing until after it's snowed 4-5 inches, making it very slippery and dangerous driving on the city streets in A2. For reasons that I do not understand, A2 doesn't use enough salt and doesn't pre-salt as many communities do when storms approach. Again, I'm very glad to hear that TC is on top of snow removal, which makes all the difference in the winter when you have to drive.
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Old 05-15-2011, 05:48 PM
 
Location: Northwestern Michigan
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The main arteries are plowed pretty quickly but snow plowing in other areas was horrible this winter. Oftentimes, it was obvious that whoever was in charge of assigning plow routes and whatnot was not looking at weather.gov and determing an appropriate plan during snowfalls. I am a weather hobbyist so it is elementary to me but whomever is employed by the county is obviously weather illiterate and has much difficulty discerning weather in general. Most county jobs in this area are the byproducts of extreme nepotism so improvement in the near term is EXTREMELY unlikely

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Good to hear that the city does a good job. The plowing here in SE Mi is abysmal, and they don't even start plowing until after it's snowed 4-5 inches, making it very slippery and dangerous driving on the city streets in A2. For reasons that I do not understand, A2 doesn't use enough salt and doesn't pre-salt as many communities do when storms approach. Again, I'm very glad to hear that TC is on top of snow removal, which makes all the difference in the winter when you have to drive.
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