Western North Dakota prepares for snow
Western North Dakota’s snow plows are ready to go, all of the road salt has been delivered, and workers have been patrolling highways all day. They don’t think there will be too much snow to plow in the next few days, but are preparing for the worst, as weather can be unpredictable.
“It looks like this one, we might be alright, but we’re surely not going to bank on that. We’ve got trucks in all our sections: Watford City, Crosby, Bowbells, Newtown, Stanley, Tioga, and then two sections here in Williston. Our trucks are ready to go in all those places," said Rick Sigvaldsen, Williston District NDDOT Maintenance Superintendent.
Sigvaldsen says they are very under staffed, and four out of 35 their snow plow drivers have never actually driven a plow in the snow. They are currently being trained for when a bigger blizzard hits Western North Dakota.