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Roanoke City plans for forecasted weekend snow

A snow plow heads heads down a street Friday, Nov. 20, 2015 in Sioux Falls, S.D. Morning commuters dealt with slick roads as the first significant snowstorm of the season began developing over parts of the Midwest. Widespread amounts of 4 to 8...
A snow plow heads heads down a street Friday, Nov. 20, 2015 in Sioux Falls, S.D. Morning commuters dealt with slick roads as the first significant snowstorm of the season began developing over parts of the Midwest. Widespread amounts of 4 to 8... (Copyright by WSLS - All rights reserved)

ROANOKE, VA (WSLS 10) - Roanoke city leaders are working to get a plan in place before this weekend's storm hits.

Roads were icy for days following last year's biggest snow of the season.

Transportation Manager Mark Jamison says crews did not pre-treat the roads in February of 2015 because salt does not work in low temperatures.

Jamison says crews are keeping an eye on the forecast and will make scheduling and pre-treating decisions accordingly.

In the meantime, they are checking snow equipment to determine maintenance needs.

During a city council meeting Tuesday, leaders discussed the plan for after the storm hits.

Their goal is to focus on primary roads and Valley Metro bus routes first. Crews will move onto clearing secondary roads late Saturday or early Sunday.

If you live in a neighborhood, you're asked to park in your driveway.

If you must park on the street, it is best to park on the odd-numbered side.

When shoveling your driveway, move the snow to the right side.