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Erie County crews prepared for freezing rain, snow

The deputy commissioner of Erie County highways urges motorists to drive slowly and stay at least 200 feet behind plows that may also be on the road.

With tje freezing rain Thursday night and snowfall on Friday, Erie County's Department of Public Works were ready and prepared to battle the elements. 

John Dennee, the Deputy Commissioner of Erie County highways, told 2 on Your Side crews were ready to take on whatever Thursday and Friday throw our way.

"We've been out pretreating the roads," Dennee said. "The equipment's up and ready. The salt barns are full, and they've been out pretreating the roads, so any snow that comes, it's already pretreated. And then as soon as it hits, we'll be out. Crews are ready to go."

Dennee is urging drivers to be careful and drive slowly.

"If you see a condition that doesn't quite look cleaned up, stay away from it," he said. 

The deputy commissioner added it's important motorists are aware of the plows that may be around them on the roads.

"We like to tell people to stay at least 200 feet behind the plow so they can see you," he said.

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