VIDEO: Hitch a ride in a city of Detroit snow plow and salt truck

DETROIT (WXYZ) - Mother Nature's March snow storm means another long day for Theodore Sims.  He arrived to work at midnight and was still going strong at 2 in the afternoon.

The longtime Detroit Department of Public Works employee is the man behind the snow plow wheel, clearing the streets to keep you safe.

"Plan of attack is salt first, then plow.  We do the center of the road then come back and get each curb." said Sims.

When the snow falls, Detroit has 40 crews to tackle 660 miles of major roadway.  This winter, it's been a routine they have done time and time again.

When snowfall reaches six inches, private contractors are called in to clear the city's 1,880 miles of residential streets.

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