Harrisonburg gets ready for approaching winter storm

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HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) — Snowfall may not happen until Saturday, but the city of Harrisonburg was already out on Friday preparing the roads.

Harrisonburg Public Works has over 800 tons of salt they are ready to fill trucks up with and use.

Harrisonburg Public Works had two trucks filled up with a brine mixture of salt water to treat the roads and help with the snow plowing process during the weekend.

"The brine solution helps prevent that first amount of snowfall accumulation from actually sticking to the pavement," Tom Hartman, director of Harrisonburg Public Works, said.

This is just one step of many that work crews are doing to make sure you're safe on the roads.

"Our crew is staging all our equipment getting the plows, spreaders, making sure everything is working correctly," Hartman said. "Getting loaders staging our equipment at different shops and places so that way when the snow event does start we're staged and ready to go."

Public Works crew will be meeting early Saturday morning to continue preparing vehicles for the approaching winter storm.

Public Works asked if you do see a vehicle plowing snow, keep your distance and stay safe on the roads.