Last winter was a mild winter for many, and that meant a slow winter in terms of work for the Minot street department.
Now however, they are gearing up for a busy weekend.
They started planning for the major storm today.
Superintendent Rick Hair says when he was hired a few years ago they had six snowplows, now they have seven.
With the growth in Minot and many more miles of streets to clean this year, they know they will be busy. Streets that are clear of vehicles will speed up the job.
(Rick Hair, Minot Street Dept.) "We have contractors with a lot of equipment on the streets, and homeowners, if you could move vehicles while they can't be moved, we need to get the streets open so the plows can get through faster."
Hair says crews will be working 24-7 to clean the streets this weekend.
He said some of the guys had wanted to go deer hunting, but the forecast has changed their plans.