Eau Claire road crews plow through a foot of snow with two-man crew
EAU CLAIRE, Mich. -- Some of Berrien County’s smallest communities took the biggest hit from Sunday’s storm, including the neighboring towns of Eau Claire and Sodus.
“It was a non-stop falling of snow and it was over probably 12 inches,” said John Glassman, Eau Claire Village president.
It's a village of less than one square mile, but all throughout Eau Claire Monday, residents woke up to a foot of snow.
The town's roads – many of which are rural – were pretty much cleared though, which even allowed kids to still go to school.
It's all thanks to their road crew – just two guys who spent about 12 hours straight plowing Sunday.
“The little village of Eau Claire, we’ve got a two-person crew - they get one little truck and one big truck,” said Glassman.
Even with a storm like this, a two-man crew is enough because people in Eau Claire are pretty used to digging out the snow.
“Living in Southwest Michigan, we know the snow’s coming it’s just a matter of when,” said Glassman. “We’ve got the salt and trucks so bring it on, we’re going to keep the streets open.”