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Ralph Dingmann, left, and Kevin Groen of the Kandiyohi County Public Works Department, fill the side tanks of the department's newest plow with a liquid salt brine in preparation for a snowstorm moving across the Midwest and into Minnesota. Snow is likely for the next three or four days. Up to 20 inches of snow is possible in some places during that timeframe. Tribune photo by Ron Adams

Crews prepare for winter storm

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WILLMAR -- With nearly a week's warning of a potentially dangerous Christmas storm brewing, public works crews said Wednesday they are prepared for whatever snow hits the area.

Piles of sand and salt are in good supply and snowplow operators have been told to be ready to report to duty to clear city, county and state roads.

But because of the size of the storm, and that it may hit during a heavy-travel holiday, keeping the roads clear will be a challenge.

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Carolyn Lange
A reporter for more than 30 years, Carolyn Lange covers county government and regional news with the West Central Tribune.
(320) 894-9750
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