Crews to plow side streets in Detroit early Saturday

Nicquel Terry
The Detroit News
William Kingston uses a broom to sweep snow off his car along Grove Street in Detroit on Friday, February 9, 2018. 
(Max Ortiz/The Detroit News)2018

Residential streets in Detroit won't be plowed until early Saturday, according to the city, as snow continues to fall throughout the region. 

The Detroit Department of Public Works is instructing its five private snow removal contractors to begin plowing side streets at 6 a.m. Saturday. 

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The plow trucks will have 24 hours to clear 1,880 miles of residential streets. Crews are expected to create a 10-foot path to allow vehicles to pass. 

City officials are urging motorists to avoid parking on side streets or risk being plowed in. 

DPW workers have been plowing the main roads since 2 a.m. Friday. Plow truck drivers are doing back-to-back 12 hour shifts until the roads are clear, according to the city.