Due to the forecast of warmer weather and the roads already beginning to break up, seasonal weight restrictions will go into effect on 3/10/14 @ 7am. Please contact the Barry County Road Commission at (269) 945-3449 with any questions. Thank you!
Please note the following (2) schedule changes for our upcoming board meetings:
- The Board Meeting on Tuesday, February 18th 2014 has been rescheduled for 2pm that same day.
- Our Board Meeting on March 4th 2014 has been cancelled.
As we continue to gather snow along our roadways around Barry County we all need to work together to get through until Spring. Below we have shown some pictures of instances around the county that spotlight our tips and tricks!!!
Winter Time Tips & Tricks:
Look at the powerful force snow has coming off of our plow truck blades. You can see where our blade was running and where the box WAS posted. Our trucks never touched this mailbox but the snow and ice coming from our blades sure did a number on this mail box!!! (The larger plastic mail boxes are extremely susceptible to this particular type of damage.)
Check out this mail box that has a well built shield to protect it from such damage!!!
Take a look at this mail box that has been cleared around properly and has tall markers in front of it, making it possible for our trucks to see the mail box over the deep snow!!!
Lastly, as our snow blades travel along the high snow banks at roads edge they continue to collect snow looking for a place to outlet. Often this will be into your driveway, in this picture a wise citizen created an outlet before their driveway to allow the full blade of snow to discharge before their driveway!!! (Granted you will have to keep the outlet clear of snow, but you wont get stuck in it and you can clear it at your convenience.)
Our crews our currently working on snow removal as needed and tree removal when weather permits. Please keep an eye out for slow moving vehicles either plowing or removing trees. Thanks!
Weight restriction will go into effect on 3/10/14 @ 7am and remain in effect until further notice. Please contact the Barry County Road Commission with any questions.
Please note that Frost Laws will more than likely be in effect a longer period of time this Spring as the frost has obviously been driven deeper this year with the extreme cold.
Our crews will be out until 5-5:30pm this evening and will resume plowing tomorrow morning between 3-4am. Please be patient we are doing our best to get everyone back on the transportation grid safely. Thanks!!!!
Please be patient with our crews out on the road. They are working long hours, we are trying to get to all of the roads today and hopefully a second round on the paved roads. High winds will lead to drifting snow over the road. With the temperatures as low as they are we will not be treating roads with the exception of sharp curves and intersections. Please lower your speeds and be patient. Thank you!