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Boone County crews on standby to treat roads overnight

Boone County road crews are planning for the possibility of a slick morning commute.

Rain is set to move in overnight north of Interstate 70, ABC 17 Stormtrack chief meteorologist Sharon Ray said. The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory overnight for some local counties, but not Boone County.

With the forecast of rain and temperatures hovering around freezing, Boone County Public Works crews planned to report at about 7 p.m. Wednesday to be on standby to treat any slick spots.

“It’s hard to tell what it’s going to do,” said Greg Edington with Boone County Road and Bridge.

Edington said the crews have plenty of maintenance work while they wait, including repairing tire chains.

“We went through a lot of chains in this past event,” he said.

There will be a couple of people designated to check road conditions and notify crews if they need to treat anything. They won’t treat immediately because it could get washed away by the rain, which Edington said would be equivalent to throwing money away.

ABC 17 News will be out on the roads this evening monitoring conditions and Sharon Ray will have the latest track of the rain in evening newscasts.

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