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Crews Prepare For Winter Storm Coming

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MASON, Mich. (WLNS) - As more snow heads to Mid-Michigan, local road commissions are working to make sure they're ready.

Ingham County commission workers have been filling up salt trucks and preparing for the big snow storm.

"We typically load up the afternoon before a storm so that when we turn out in the morning, we're already fueled up and loaded with salt and ready to go and we can respond that much quicker," said Bill Conklin, the managing director of Ingham County Road Department.

Following this storm, Ingham County is prepared to respond with its full fleet. It houses nearly 40 trucks, which each carry about 12 tons of salt.

"A couple few thousand tons of salt for a big event that extends over several days is not unheard of," said Conklin.

Ingham County plans to clean the busiest roads first, like shopping centers and malls. While they're working on the roads, local police departments stress the importance of safety, as the streets stayed snow covered and slippery.

"Allow yourself more time. Give yourself more stopping distance. Whatever stopping distance you normally have, double or triple," said Officer Robert Merritt, the public information officer with the Lansing Police Department.

If you can stay off the roads, police recommend it.

The winter weather advisory remains in effect from 9p.m. Friday to 10p.m. Saturay.

To see the full forecast, visit the StormTracker6 Page.

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