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City of Green Bay crews prepare for heavy, wet snow

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) -  


As you just heard - a winter storm is headed our way. Local 5's Kris Schuller tells us that the city of Green Bay is preparing to deal with lots of wet, heavy snow.

At the garage for the Green Bay Department of Public Works on Oneida Street, crews are keeping busy. Preparing for a winter storm that could make travel a real mess.

“We're expecting between six to eight inches, that's what were  preparing for,” said Steve Grenier, director of public works.

With the start of spring just 15 days away city crews are again getting ready to do battle with winter. But unlike other snow events that have required city-wide plowing this season, the snow expected to fall this time won't be light and fluffy.

“This one is going to be a wet, heavy one, that's what I'm expecting,” Grenier said.

Grenier says that means this snow is going to stick to roads and get compacted on the pavement - making it very hard to remove.

“It's going to be very difficult to get loose with conventional plowing,” he said.

Ahead of the snow city crews were out spraying the primary roads with de-icing brine - while plans were being made to send out all available pieces of snow removal equipment in the early morning hours.

“Once we start full plowing operations - we'll work 16 on and four off until we're done,” said Grenier.

Keeping busy clearing 416 miles of local streets - removing multiple inches of snow - that reminds all of us that winter is not over yet.

“We all know it’s coming, plan for it and give yourself a little extra time,” Grenier said.

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