Crews preparing for snow Tuesday night into Wednesday morning

Created: April 20, 2021 06:29 PM

IRONDEQUOIT, N.Y. (WHEC) — Wednesday's anticipated burst of winter weather has road crews switching from their spring equipment to winter.

Crews in Irondequoit were on standby as of Tuesday evening and seven salt trucks are ready for the early morning commute depending on how much of that snow will affect the roads.

Public Works Commissioner Bob Kiley said they've been paving roads and getting ready for spring and summer.

He said this cold snap is a bit of an inconvenience with having to switch over equipment back to winter. 

Kiley said they will be up as early as 2 a.m. Wednesday assessing the roads, doing salt runs through the town and then will re-assess if the need is there to add more trucks to the road.

"With regards to a full plow run that's 22 vehicles as opposed to seven, so there will be some leg work on our end if we do get those two, three, four, five inches that's being called for," Kiley said. "That's where it's going to take prob 15 min to get the front plow on, prob double that time to get the side wings on for most vehicles, the salt and then we're off.. so about an hour a truck."

Kiley said to make sure not to crowd the plows Wednesday during your morning commute, and as always give yourself some extra time to get to and from your destinations.

The News10NBC First Alert Weather team has issued a Yellow Alert for Wednesday. Watch News10NBC Today for full coverage of the weather.

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