MDOT crews prepare for winter storm

ST. JOSEPH, Mich. --- Michigan Department of Transportation crews are on standby for Monday night's winter storm. Berrien County could see up to six inches of snow with this latest storm.

"We’re just kind of keeping our eyes on it for now but as soon as the snow starts sticking, the plows will drop, the salt will start going down and they’ll start moving material off the roadway," said Nick Schirripa, an MDOT spokesperson. 

Schirripa says the mild winter Michigan has had thus far has left MDOT with extra equipment to handle this latest storm.

"We haven’t really had a major snowfall yet this year," said Schirripa. "Salt hoppers are full, blades are sharp, gas tanks are full and everybody’s ready to go."

Schirripa says crews will be working throughout the night to clear the roads, but people should still drive slowly and proceed with caution on Tuesday morning.

"They’re going to be out there around the clock and they’re going to be doing all they can to clear state highways as best as they’re able," said Schirripa.

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