Some Detroit residents still waiting for street to be plowed - FOX 32 News Chicago

Some Detroit residents still waiting for street to be plowed

Posted: Updated:
(WJBK) -

Some Detroit residents still have yet to see a plowed street after the weekend's heavy snowfall, even though Mayor Mike Duggan said Tuesday that all residential streets have been cleared.

"I think, they think, because there's one house on this block - forget us, you know. So, we [are] getting stuck a whole lot," says Dennis Hogan. He lives on a block on the city's west side where all of the houses are abandoned except his.

"At that corner is the worst. We got stuck over six or seven times yesterday - on this block. We tried to go around on the next block and go through, we got stuck on their blocks!" he tells Fox 2's Maurielle Lue.

Mayor Mike Duggan's team acknowledge the new mayor was incorrectly updated Tuesday when he said on camera that "all residential streets have been plowed in the city of Detroit as of right now." In a statement, Duggan renewed his promise saying:

"Mike Duggan is committed to creating the expectation among city workers and residents that every residential street be plowed within 24 hours after six inches of snow has fallen."

After talking to Fox 2, Duggan's team says they have people out inspecting contractor's work and they will not be paid until the city is satisfied the work is complete.

  • Maurielle LueMaurielle LueMore>>

  • Detroit residents say new LED street lights not bright enough

    Detroit residents say new LED street lights not bright enough

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 8:04 AM EDT2014-08-20 12:04:50 GMT
    Although Detroit residents are grateful for new street lights, they are concerned with the lack of coverage the new bulbs provide.
    Although Detroit residents are grateful for new street lights, they are concerned with the lack of coverage the new bulbs provide.
  • I-94 at Warren reopens after buckling pavement

    I-94 at Warren reopens after buckling pavement

    Friday, August 15 2014 7:21 AM EDT2014-08-15 11:21:58 GMT
    Big backups greeted commuters on I-94 Thursday when MDOT shut down the highway to work on a section of the road that buckled. As of Friday morning, though, that stretch of road has been reopened.
    Big backups greeted commuters on I-94 Thursday when MDOT shut down the highway to work on a section of the road that buckled. As of Friday morning, though, that stretch of road has been reopened.
  • Flood victims say scavengers add insult to injury

    Flood victims say scavengers add insult to injury

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 9:54 PM EDT2014-08-14 01:54:37 GMT
    As the cleanup continues, lots of furniture, clothes, toys and more are piling up along curbs all over metro Detroit.Some people are viewing that trash as treasure and leaving others are worried of where the contaminated items might end up..
    As the cleanup continues, lots of furniture, clothes, toys and more are piling up along curbs all over metro Detroit.Some people are viewing that trash as treasure and leaving others are worried of where the contaminated items might end up..
  • Download the FOX 2 Apps


  • FOX 2 News Five-Day Forecast

WJBK FOX 2 is proud to announce a full featured weather app for iPhone, iPad and Android!

The all new FOX 2 Weather app is now available to download for free in the Apple iTunes App Store and on the Android Market by searching for 'FOX 2 Weather.

Features include:

  • Highly responsive interactive map optimized for 3G and WiFi performance
  • Vertical and horizontal map display with looping
  • NOWrad, the gold standard for radar in the weather industry
  • Highest resolution satellite cloud imagery available
  • Exclusive patent pending Road Weather Index
  • Color coded weather alerts arranged by severity
  • Fully integrated GPS for current location awareness
  • Integrated compass overlay for 3GS models
  • Most accurate 10 day forecasts with both daily and hourly detail
  • Ability to easily save your favorite locations
  • Full featured and user tested
  • Earthquake plotting - tap on an earthquake to display its detail
  • iOS 5 compatibility
  • Powered by WorldNow

    205 N. Michigan Avenue
    Ground Floor
    Chicago, IL 60601
    Station Operator: (312) 565-5532
    Newsroom: (312)565-5533

    Didn't find what you were looking for?
    All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
    Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices