MassDOT advises residents of impending snowy weather

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – If you plan to do any shopping on Saturday give yourself some extra time. The roads are expected to be slippery in some areas.

MassDOT started running highway message boards advising residents of the impending snowy weather in store on Saturday.

Meanwhile, road crews were out in advance of the snow pre-treating roadways with brine and salt. In Springfield there was concern about clearing snow from streets in a timely manner.

Additionally, Springfield Department of Public Works has been dealing with a shortage of snowplow operators. DPW Director Chris Cignoli told 22News he managed to hire upwards of 100 drivers in preparation for the busy winter season.

Those independent contractors will focus their attention on side streets, helping to supplement the city’s fleet of snowplows.

Your best bet today is to use caution if you need to travel.

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