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Road Crews Prep For Freezing Rain Scenario

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MADISON, Ala.(WHNT)-Crews in the city of Madison are gearing up for the possibility of freezing rain early Friday morning.

The Madison Pulbic Works Department had already loaded up trucks with a sand-gravel mix by early Thursday afternoon.

Crews will be fully staffed overnight, with a standby squad also on notice in case things get bad. The National Weather Service said the rain would likely begin to fall around 3 a.m. Friday morning, lasting through 9 a.m. Whether temperatures will be cold enough to freeze roads over remains to be seen, but officals said they weren't taking chances.

"We're ready to go, just waiting for the event to start," said Mike Gentle, spokesman for Madison Public Works. "We got all of our trucks already loaded with gravel-sand mix. It [freezing rain] could happen anywhere, just depends on our temperatures in any part of the city."