Road crews are preparing for the winter weather moving into Iowa on Wednesday. Crews with Des Moines Public Works started treating the roads Tuesday. A salt brine covered the 22 snow routes as drivers made their way to work Wednesday morning, creating a wet look on the road.
Public Works Director Patrick Kozitza says crews will start applying salt as soon as the snow starts to fall. And, when an inch accumulates on the snow routes they’ll start plowing.
Kozitza says the crews are ready. “It looks like we’re going to be in blizzard conditions. And, that’s a result of some high winds and the accumulation of snow. We are preparing for that. We’re planning to ride this thing through the evening, stay on those main roads until they’re open for morning hour, rush hour.”
Crews with the Iowa DOT are also preparing to keep the state’s roads clear. The DOT is urging you to keep an eye on the conditions and possibly delay travel during the worst part of the storm. The DOT also asks you check your car to make sure it is running well, fill up your tank, and pack a winter storm survival kit.