Mid-Michigan road crews prepare for winter storm

"We'll probably have about 30 trucks out on the roads" says John Daly III, Director of the Genesee County Road Commission.

30 crews that will fight the leading edge of the seasons first significant snow event.

The Genesee County Road Commission is tasked with keeping the roads clear after the snow begins overnight, and picks up the pace Saturday.

John Daly says they are ready for the onslaught.

"The snow when it falls isn't going to just stay in one place. Its going to be a very dry snow and we are looking at 15 to 20 knot sustained winds so we are going to see a lot of drifting" he says.

Daly also says the main hazard will be the blowing snow, reducing visibility and erasing progress made in the morning.

"We will have to go back and start clearing again after we have done one whole pass through the county system" says Daly.

Michigan drivers say that while plow trucks attempt to keep the roads clear, safety comes down to the individual behind the wheel.

"First and foremost I would drive the speed the weather allows" says Dante Centofanti of Lansing.

But with a large amount of snow forecasted to create a potentially dangerous driving condition, the best advice Centofanti says is to stay off the roads all together.