State Crews Prepare For First Statewide Winter Storm Of The Season

Dec 28, 2015

The state Department of Transportation says it’s prepared for the first statewide winter storm of the season.

Bill Boynton with the Department of Transportation says crews began their work this morning: “We began by pretreating with brine the interstates and the turnpikes throughout the southern part of the state below Concord. The rest of the day will be just basically getting ready for what looks like a quick moving storm that’s going to happen sometime after midnight.” 

Crews have been pre-treating interstates and turnpikes in southern New Hampshire with salt brine.

And DOT has over 700 plows ready to clear roads when the snow starts falling.

Boynton says the big concern is that the most intense part of the storm is expected to hit during the morning commute. “Many motorists haven’t experienced winter driving conditions for upwards of 8 months,” he says. “People really need to be prepared for winter driving conditions and a messy morning commute.”

Boynton is urging drivers to give themselves extra time to get to their destinations, and to leave more distance between their cars and those around them. The

Forecasters say southern New Hampshire could see 2-6 inches Tuesday, with slightly higher totals from Laconia north. The storm is expected to wrap up by Tuesday night.