Road crews gear up for more winter weather


MISSOULA, Mont. - More winter weather is moving into western Montana. The farther north you live the more snow accumulation you'll likely see.

NBC Montana asked road crews how they're preparing to help you stay safe on the roads. From Flathead County to Missoula, state, county and city crews told us they'd be working at full staff.

"We'll try to get it cleaned off as fast as we can," siad Clint Speer, a foreman with Kalispell Public Works. Conditions to the north will be sloppy.

"I'm going to Polson (Friday)," explained Maria Swartz, a driver who was getting gas at the Wye. "I'm worried about it freezing and then being bad."

Kalispell says they'll have 17 drivers plowing from 4 a.m. through 4 p.m.

Flathead County says their crew is starting the day an hour and a half early.

School bus and emergency routes are most crews' top priorities.

Crews are urging drivers to slow down and use caution as well as leave snowplow drivers plenty of space.

You may want to set your alarm clock a little earlier so you have time to scrape and defrost your windows as well as fight a snowy commute.

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