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Benton Harbor Airport gets ready for snow

BENTON HARBOR, Mich.-- A stretch of concrete got big attention on Friday.

The Benton Harbor Regional Airport briefed us on their snow removal procedures.

They had four special airport plows working all day to clear off snow and slush from the runways.

They tell ABC 57 News they have to be working at all times, because they never know when a plane is going to drop in.

Lee Scherwitz the airport director said, "We actually have a meter in the truck that measures the friction of the runway and report that to the FAA for all the pilots that are flying in here or departing from here."

The airport told us it hardly uses salt or chemicals on the runways.

So, planes are landing on almost all bare concrete.


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