Crews across the state are set to hit the road tomorrow to deal with the pending snow. While the amount of snow may not be a big concern for them, the timing is.
"It makes me want to call into work," said Luke Banzer of Carmel, NY.
While it would be nice to have Tuesday off, Luke Banzer and thousands of others will hit the road Tuesday knowing their evening commute may not be as pleasant as the morning drive.
It's expected that weather and road conditions will deteriorate in the afternoon, so drivers need to make sure they're in winter-driving mode.
"Definitely got to drive slow, give myself more time, and be cautious of the other drivers on the road because you do see accidents out there," said Banzer.
"That's always a challenge the first couple of snow storms, that people maybe drive a little too fast and not paying attention to conditions of the road," said Waterbury Department of Public Works Director David Simpson.
Waterbury DPW says they're stocked up and crews and equipment are ready to go. The fleet will move out to treat streets prior to the storm and remain out long after it’s over. Simpson says while not a lot of snow is expected, the snowfall hitting evening traffic can add complications.
"There will be more traffic on the road which means it's slower moving with our equipment. We'll coordinate any early dismissal or school challenges during the day with the education department," said Simpson.
Like any other winter weather event, everyone's urged to stay alert and slow it down.
"Slow down, take your time, get home safe," said Simpson.