Road crews prepare for New Year's Day snow - KCTV5 News

Road crews prepare for New Year's Day snow

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Snow in the forecast for New Year's Day has road crews gearing up. 

While the highways and roads are in good shape now, later in the afternoon, the Missouri Department of Transportation is expecting some snow cover on the roads.

The fast-moving system will bring a chance of accumulating snow through Wednesday, said KCTV5 Meteorologist Hallie Shulman. Snow will begin falling in counties in northwest Missouri and northeast Kansas by 9 a.m. and move quickly south. Areas could see a dusting up to two inches of snow.

Some of the road crews would have been off on the holiday, but because of the forecast, MoDOT brought regular shift crews in.

The forecast may be a little less icy than previous storms this winter, but getting that salt and brine mixture down should make things easier for those who must get out in the evening, as well as Thursday.

"We're just going to focus on get everything cleaned up before morning rush hour, before everybody goes to work tomorrow," MoDOT supervisor Cory Hansen said.

Hansen says they'll have crews running during the evening and early Thursday morning to treat the roads.

Lee's Summit road crews will begin pre-treating residential streets with rock salt at 9:30 a.m.  Crews will work into Thursday morning to plow and re-treat streets.

Click here to see a complete weather forecast on KCTV5's weather blog.

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