City, state crews prepared for winter weather

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Snow is heading our way again, and with the storm moving in overnight into the early hours of Thursday, traveling to work in the morning could be treacherous.  There is no need to fear however as this is just business as usual for snow plow crews around Sioux City. 

“We’re ready, if it is 2 inches up to 22 inches we are ready.  We have all of our equipment.  The guys are ready.” Edwards Pickens the street superintendent

That is some relieving news, as forecasting for this storm has dramatically changed by the day. When it comes to the actual event, there are ways that you can get a live sneak peek at the roads before you head out.

Highway Maintenance Supervisor Todd Cogdill said, “We have a track a plow website. The Iowa DOT website page for Track a Plow. We have a camera in a lot of our snow plow trucks where you can get an instant image of actual road conditions.”

The Sioux City Streets Division, and the Iowa DOT are both ready to go for this incoming storm, but they are asking for your help on the roads as well. 

“Just realize that the snow plows are traveling at a lot slower pace than most of the traffic because we are placing material on the road and we’re trying to plow the road off, so just give us a little extra space. Be cautious around us, the visibility around the plows is a little worse,” said Cogdill.

With only an couple inches expected in the Sioux City metro area, the fear of being snowed in is gone, but please take extra precautions on the roads.
 

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