Snow Preps Underway Across the Metro

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The trucks are loaded and crews are rested. Road crews plan to work through the night to get roads in shape for the Thursday morning rush hour.

This year, there's plenty of salt and brine on hand since the Kansas City area hasn't had much snow.

"I've been with the department for a long time and never seen us get this far through winter in this kind of shape for chemicals and amount of time we've spent out has been very minimal and been very good for us," said Wes Murray with MoDOT.

We've made it half way through winter with a minimal amount of snow. Many drivers aren't up to speed on winter weather driving.

To see pictures of the first snow of 2012 click here.

"You know, we haven't had much winter weather so far, so kinda getting used to that again, just slow down, be careful and be prepared," Murray said.

The troubled spots are the same every winter across the metro.

"First  places we'll have problems will be bridges and overpasses," he said.   "Then some of ramp areas, but main lines should be in good shape."

The toughest part of the storm is not knowing exactly what to prep for or how much snow to expect. Whatever falls, crews will be ready.

"If it gets to where we need to be plowing off roads, we'll be doing that, or simply we may just be treating roads or just kinda watching them to see if it needs any of the above," Murray said.

Crews ask that drivers give them a little space to spread salt and sand. Police ask that drivers slow down and help keep the roads safe.



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