Virginia Beach public works crews prepare for snow 

Posted at 3:06 PM, Jan 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-21 17:41:53-05

6,000 tons of a salt and sand mixture sits at the Virginia Beach public works headquarters.

It's been stocked there since summer -- waiting until the first snow storm.

Tonight, frost patrol will head out around 7pm and start treating bridges and overpasses throughout the city.

Then, another crew will do it again in the early hours of the morning.

Public Works spokesperson, Drew Lankford, tells NewsChannel 3 they are more than prepared to handle tonight's possible snow.

"We could take care of several snow storms. We'd have to have a real snowmageddon to use up 6,000 tons."

Public Works also has on-call crews in case we get more snow than anticipated.

However, tonight isn't the biggest worry. Lankford says the snow that could hit this weekend has them more concerned.

"We are good for tonight, but we have a big eye on Friday and Saturday."

As for the weekend plan, crews are playing it by ear.