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Road crews prepare for dropping temperatures, possible snow

Road crews prepare for dropping temperatures, possible snow (KOMO News) 

BELLEVUE, Wash. -- Dropping temperatures and a dusting of snow could make for a dicey commute Friday as people hit the road for the holidays.

Bellevue City crews are preparing for up to an inch of snow in some areas of Bellevue after midnight Thursday. Other areas could see slush, and could make for a tricky commute.

"In Bellevue, we have some high hills, especially south of Interstate 90 and South Bellevue," David Grant with Bellevue Transportation said. "So we are preparing, we're loading up and ready to go and we're staffing up."

Bellevue transportation crews are standing by with 15 vehicles, including sanders, plows and de-icing trucks.

Ice and snow with Bellevue's steep hills can make for hazardous driving conditions.

With Friday being the busiest travel day of the holiday season, crews say they're not taking any chances.

"This is a very busy time of the year for everybody," Grant said. "We're going to do our best to get these roads in good shape if it does snow."

Seattle Department of Transportation is also monitoring and prepping the roads for possible freezing temperatures.

A reminder for drivers, wherever you are, to slow down if the streets get slippery and icy.

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