How the city of Lincoln is prepping for the winter storm

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LINCOLN, Neb. The city is prepped and ready to go, but they aren't going out until midnight on Thursday, January 11th as they expect the storm to bring rain first.

"It would defeat the purpose of laying down brine, the rain would just wash it all off the roads," said Tim Byrne, Maintenance Operation manager.

Byrne says not to worry, because at midnight they will be laying down a mix of granular salt pre-wet with brine, so that the roads are safe for drivers heading into their morning route.

"Tonight's application we will be using 300 pounds of salt per lane mile of the roadway, and 20 gallons of brine per lane miles," said Byrne.

The city will focus on emergency snow routes, major roads, and school and bus routes.

They are also asking drivers to be extra cautious of them on the road, and to leave them plenty of room.