Crews can’t pre-treat roads before winter storm

Crews not pretreating roads before snow

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - If you plan to get out and drive this weekend, you may have a tougher time getting around than you might expect.

That’s because of the type of winter storm coming into the Heartland.

If it rains before the snow, Cape Public Works Traffic Operations Manager, Andrew Stone, said crews won’t be able to pre-treat the roads.

In the meantime, they will watch the weather and get plows ready.

Stone said it’s about being reactive instead of proactive. Although this kind of storm hurts his team, they will work to do their best.

“Ice is always the worst. But it’s nice being able to see it coming in so we can react to it. Ideally, we would like to put our pre-treatments on the ground, but we’ll handle it either way,” said Stone.

And, if the temperatures drop to the teens, Stone said salt loses it’s strength.

As always, he recommended giving yourself space between the car in front of you and to be patient.

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