"It really all depends on how the snow unfolds. It looks like it's going to linger around and stretch throughout the day on Saturday so it will really depend on how it unfolds during the day."
Bill Conklin, Managing Director
They're fueled and fully loaded. The Ingham County Road Department's 39 plows are ready to clean up the incoming snow. When it hits, they focus on the heavier traffic areas first.
"It really all depends on how the snow unfolds. It looks like it's going to linger around and stretch throughout the day on Saturday so it will really depend on how it unfolds during the day," said Bill Conklin, Managing Director for the road department.
Each truck is packed with salt or sand ready to hit the road, but it's not all work and no play. Some are welcoming the snow.
"It's going to be a white Christmas hopefully. That's why I'm excited. I'm from Michigan so I get used to the snow," said Christine Scott of Mason.
A few plows will be on the roads Friday night, but most will be doing their rounds Saturday afternoon. The road department says that drivers should be aware of the slippery conditions, especially around these large vehicles.
"I don't recommend passing the plows at all if possible. Give them plenty of room. Stay back behind them a ways," Conklin said.
As of December 12, the National Weather Service in Grand Rapids reports that Lansing has received 3.4" of snow so far this season.