Metro-area Road Crews Prepare for Approaching Storm

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Des Moines Public Works crews apply a chemical treatment to area roads before an approaching snow storm on Thursday, November 19, 2015. (WHO-HD)
Des Moines Public Works crews apply a chemical treatment to area roads before an approaching snow storm on Thursday, November 19, 2015. (WHO-HD)

DES MOINES, Iowa – Crews from Des Moines Public Works and other communities are gearing up for the first measurable snowfall of the season.

With four to seven inches of snow possible across much of Iowa Friday, crews spent the day Thursday treating roads before the snow starts to fly.

An anti-icing chemical treatment is being applied to roads to help plow trucks clear the roads. The chemical limits the amount of snow that accumulates on roadways, making it easier for plow trucks to clear roads.

Des Moines Public Works Director Jonathan Gano said that more than 200 employees will be working during this storm.

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