Columbia Public Works will have a 30-person crew report at 11 p.m. Saturday to focus on treating and plowing priority snow routes.
There will also be a team of mechanics reporting, as well.
Priority roads and equipment were prepped Friday.
There’s another crew ready to come in at 7 a.m. Sunday.
Snow should begin around midnight and continue into Sunday. There’s an expected accumulation of 2 to 5 inches.
The Missouri Department of Transportation issued a “no travel advisory” for the storm.
MoDOT explained in a news release the chemicals crews use to treat the roads are affected by extremely cold temperatures. The department will probably add other products, such as beet juice, if temperatures get cold enough.
Greg Edington at Boone County Road and Bridge said a night crew will work to clear priority routes by treating the roads and plowing.
Crews will keep an eye on the radar and report to work when necessary.
A second crew will report in the morning to continue clearing the roads.