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SCDOT crews prepare for winter storm

Another winter storm is expected to hit the Upstate. Snow could blanket roads, which could later make for an ice-covered commute.

"I think the key is just to have common sense, slow down, take your time," Michael Dill said.

When he heard about another winter storm rolling through Greenville County, he pulled up to his local gas station "to top off my vehicle so I would have some gas," Dill said.

He knows all about snowy, slippery roads in the area.

"Well, I worked in it for 35 years. I worked for the telephone company, so I was out in it," Dill said.

He's retired now, but many others will still have to hit the road.

And that's why workers with the South Carolina Department of Transportation have trucks ready to go.

"Interstate is where we start. We'll do some problematic areas to our primary routes," Jason Allison said. He's the maintenance engineer with the SCDOT.

"Secondary routes will not be something that we will be able to get to until the storm is clear," Allison said.

There are more than 4,000 tons of salt ready for state roads as well as tons of brine and tons of sand.

"Sand is our No. 1 weapon in keeping roads dry as possible," Bob Mihalic said. Mihalic is a coordinator with Greenville County.

On Monday, he said workers are prepared to treat county roads, too.

"I think that knowledge really come into play and helps us keep some of the problem areas from resurfacing again," Mihalic said.

And he said the county plan will determine if snow or ice falls first.

As for Dill, he said his plan will be to stay at home.

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