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Street Crews Ready To Respond To Snowfall

6:21 PM, Jan 17, 2013   |    comments
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Greensboro, NC -- With the year's first snowfall on the way to the Triad, city crews are preparing to keep streets clear.

The City of Greensboro says its Field Operations crews began getting ready on Wednesday by testing equipment and getting front-end loaders and plows installed on trucks. Workers will not be pre-treating roads with salt or brine because Thursday's rain would wash it away.

Trucks will be ready to roll with sand and salt, the city says, once the snow does begin to fall. Road salt stocks are high due to last year's relatively mild winter, a spokesman said.

Primary roads will get first priority for treatment and plowing. Once crews become active, you can track which roads they've cleared and which are next here.

In Winston-Salem, final preparations were underway Thursday. Crews there couldn't pre-treat roads either, due to the rain. On its website, the city's Streets Division says it "maintains a stockpile of 2,000 tons of deicing salt and 1,500 cu.yd. of sand for aiding in the ice and snow control process."

You can find more information about Winston-Salem's snow and ice control plans here.

The North Carolina Department of Transportation also has crews ready to react. In a news release, NCDOT says crews in Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, Rowan and Stokes counties have outfitted trucks with plows and spreaders. They've also stockpiled salt and sand, the agency says, to ensure they are ready to respond as soon as the winter storm hits Thursday night.

WFMY News 2

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