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By Talia Kaplan

ST. LOUIS (KSDK)- The Missouri Department of Transportation says it's keeping a close eye on the incoming storm.

Officials there laid out weekend plans this afternoon.

They say they are prepared. They moved out all of their pothole repair equipment and brought back the snow plows and all of the salt.

They say they can't really pre-treat the roads because it is expected to rain first and they don't want all the pretreatment to wash away but, they say crews will be ready to hit the streets when the rain transitions into snow.

In fact, there will be more that 200 trucks and 400 operators on hand over the weekend.

"The timing of the storm from an impact on all of our lives here in St. Louis from a roadway standpoint is about perfect. We all know traffic volumes on Sunday are lighter and many of us understand that our trips that we take on Sundays are a little more discretionary than the mandatory trip many of us have to take Monday morning to get to work so it's a perfect condition for us to actually fight whatever mother nature throws our way Sunday," said Tom Blair with MODOT.

MODOT says they expect everything will be smooth sailing for the Monday morning rush hour commute.

IDOT says they are also prepared and are in good shape. They pre-treated most of the roads north of I-70 and all the bridges within their 11 counties. They will have crews on standby over the weekend.

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