NP city crews prep for major blizzard

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. KNOP For North Platte Public Works Street Supervisor Steve Mentzer it's all about preparation.

On Wednesday, crews were not only pre-treating the roads, but they were also mounting the blades on their plows.

Mentzer says his crew of twenty plans to begin clearing the streets between 2 and 3AM Thursday. They plan to work all day, all night and possibly into Friday morning.

He says it wouldn't be out of the question if crews worked 18 hour shifts just to keep the streets cleared.

Crews strongly encourage people to stay off the roads so that they can do their jobs efficiently and safely.