Crews across Southeast Wisconsin prepare for snowstorm

NOW: Crews across Southeast Wisconsin prepare for snowstorm

WAUKESHA COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The Wisconsin Department of Transportation had meetings with the National Weather Service to prepare for the pending snowstorm days before it starting falling Thursday night.

“Not only to get the plows and the drivers rested up ahead of the storm, but also to work on our dynamic message signs, and some of the other things out here that we use to manage traffic flow," Lt. Nathan Clark, with the traffic management center said. "And then also working with the media.”

Jason Steele was out working the trails at Waukesha County parks Thursday night, getting the snow ready for skiers and anyone else using the parks.

"You have to stay in front of people and put the best product out before the sun comes up.," Steele said.

He would return Friday morning at 2 a.m.

"Because people are going to be out here at 4," Steele said.

Clark said state police will continue to monitor the situation overnight.

“We’re going to be doing some conference calls early in the morning, around 2,3 in the morning as the storm tracks in, and hopefully we’ll be prepared for the morning rush.”

Part of traffic safety is on drivers, and Clark says it's important to take the main roads during and shortly after the storm.

“Resources are always limited, and so are plows and plow drivers. So the main infrastructure, the main interstate, the state highways, and the county highways are the roads the drivers are going to be taking care of first and foremost.”

He added, the best way to stay safe during the storm is not to drive at all, unless it's absolutely necessary.

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