Road crews prepare for first snowfall of season

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Road crews began putting a brine mixture on Capital Region roadways on Monday. Now they’re gearing up for when the snow actually falls.

The New York State Thruway covers 570 miles of road. That means a long stretch to cover.

The Thruway is tracking the snow with the National Weather Service. Snow plow drivers are staffed in advance of the snow.

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The executive director of the New York State Thruway Authority, Matthew  Driscoll, says he likes to think of the operation as “firehouse ready.” When the snow calls, they are out before it hits the road.

Driscoll says they want to make sure your Wednesday morning commute is smooth.

“No fear, we have 47 large plows that will be out in the area. We have 166 operators and 24,000 tons of salt – so we’ll be prepared,” said Driscoll.

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