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Niagara County prepares for snow storm

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Posted at 6:24 PM, Feb 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-15 19:36:52-05

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WKBW) — After a fairly mild winter, the plows are ready to roll in full force in Niagara Falls.

In February it seems like it's snowed everyday," David Kinney, director of Public Works for the City of Niagara Falls, said,"two inches, three inches, I call it a nuisance snow."

Niagara Falls' department of Public Works prepped all day for the storm, which is expected to give Niagara County more snow than usual.

"We're probably going to have to put more equipment out especially overnight because it seems to be that's when we're going to get the most snow," Kinney said.

"We're preparing to bring in extra guys if needed depending on how much snow falls," Dean Lapp, Deputy Commissioner of Highways, Bridges & Structures Division in Niagara County, said.

Lapp says his crews were laying salt all day as an increased precaution.

"Pre-treating the other routes we have, making sure everything is in tip top shape,"

Both Niagara County and Niagara Falls expect a long night ahead, which could be made easier with some cooperation from drivers everywhere.

"Stay in tonight, stay in overnight, and stay in tomorrow morning," Kinney said, "because this thing's not supposed to end until about noon tomorrow."

Niagara Falls will have mechanics and engineers on hand in case one of the trucks has issue. This will help them fix the problem immediately so the trucks can stay out.