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Snow removal crews understand lake effect snow is a moving target and they have to be ready.
In Watertown, several inches of snow could fall over the next couple of days.
Road crews spent the day Wednesday applying liquid brine to the roads.
That is a new procedure the city tried last year; it serves as a barrier between the snow and road, once the snow starts to fall.
Department of Public Works crews say drivers will be on duty 24/7.
Meanwhile, the town of Denmark and Copenhagen are considered to be in the bulls eye of this lake effect warning.
Workers have been making sure the plows are ready to go.
They expect to be busy over the next couple days, plowing snow and putting sand and salt on the roads.
How long that will take depends on just how much snow falls.
"Our plow routes are about three hours long. If it's visible, that's what it takes them. If it's snowing pretty heavy, it takes them about four to four-and-a-half to get around the plow route," said Patrick Mahar, town of Denmark highway superintendent.
Plow drivers also say they need other drivers to drive slower in the snow and be aware that plows are back on north country roads.