NIAGARA FALLS, NY - Niagara Falls Department of Public Work trucks all have their plows on, and are ready to hit the roads during the first snowfall of the season.
Niagara Falls Public Works Director David Kinney told 2 On Your Side, he's putting 26 drivers out to first salt, then plow the hundreds of miles of city streets. Kinney says he'll call in more people if needed and keep them on stand-by.
In Lockport, crews there also completed their final preps on Thursday.
The entire staff of 24-people will take to the roads around 3am, said their Supervisor Carter Hawkes.
The crew is responsible for plowing about 300 miles in the city, but this year's job will be harder to complete than before said Hawkes, because of recent budget cuts.
"We just have a lot less people. We have 10 or 12 less people than we had last year so it's going to be a little more difficult, but I'm sure we can handle it," said the Supervisor.