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Road Crews Prepare For Possible Snow

By: Danielle Morgan Email
By: Danielle Morgan Email

In anticipation of the snow flakes that could start falling across the region, road crews are preparing for trouble spots on roads in the area.

Nothing is falling from the sky yet, but the roads are already covered.

“This gives us a chance to start working the snow before it bonds actually to the road,” David McIntosh said.

David McIntosh is one of many state highway workers spraying salt brine on roads across the state.

“The brine makes it easier to push the initial accumulation off of the road so hopefully we can stay ahead of any snowfall that does come,” H.B. Elkins said.

The salt water solution is going to trouble spots first like bridges, hilltops, curves and on narrow roads between cliffs.

“It is expected to be a little heavier to our north, but in this part of the state we could get some snow showers and it could mix with rain,” Elkins said.

It's a chance of snow, that we could miss, but these highway workers see it as a chance to keep drivers safe, just in case it hits.

State highway officials say if there is accumulation they will spread salt crystals on top of the brine to help clear the roads.


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