plow http://michiganradio.org en Wayne Co. roads chief fired over snow plowing failure http://michiganradio.org/post/wayne-co-roads-chief-fired-over-snow-plowing-failure <p>Wayne County has fired the head of its <a href="http://www.waynecounty.com/dps_road_snowremoval.htm">roads division </a>after getting deluged with complaints about unplowed roads.</p><p>Metro Detroit has as much as ten inches of snow on the ground after a storm earlier this week.</p><p>Michelle Smart commutes to her job at Ford in Dearborn using the Southfield Freeway. She says on Monday&rsquo;s drive, people were trying to make lanes where they could through the snow.</p><blockquote><p>&quot;The plows had not come through. It was extremely slippery and dangerous.&quot;</p></blockquote><p>Road crews across the state have been struggling to keep up with this winter&rsquo;s near-record snowfall with budgets that are much smaller than in years past.</p><p>Ten years ago, Wayne County had more than 700 people working for the roads division during the winter months. This year it has a little more than 300. Fri, 25 Feb 2011 17:33:13 +0000 Sarah Hulett 1431 at http://michiganradio.org Wayne Co. roads chief fired over snow plowing failure