Plow Drivers Ready for Snow

December 26, 2012 Updated Dec 26, 2012 at 8:11 PM EDT

By Ed Reilly

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December 26, 2012 Updated Dec 26, 2012 at 8:11 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) It has been a while since Buffalo has seen any large amounts of snow.

The latest storm is expected to create snowfall rates of up to two-inches per hour.

All across Western New York, street crews had trucks pre-loaded with salt, and drivers placed on standby.

In the City of Buffalo, plow drivers are now placed on 12-hour shifts with up to 56 pieces of equipment ready if needed.

The New York State Department of Transportation is responsible for 44-hundred miles of local roads, and they have pre-positioned snow plows and drivers in twenty different areas.

Erie County has over 1,000 miles of road to maintain, and dozens of drivers are ready to do battle with Mother Nature.

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