(Fargo, ND) -- The Fargo Public Works Department is geared up and ready for snow removal when the time comes.
"It's kind of a year-long ordeal as far as getting ready for winter. In the summer months we're purchasing material writing contracts for salt, sand, different materials that we need. Our shop is constantly making sure the equipment is ready to go," department manager Paul Fiechtner.
Fiechtner says the shop is constantly preparing equipment. He also says drivers are reviewing routes and preparing mentally and physically for the long season ahead. He says his department's goal each year is to be ready to provide snow removal services by October 31st.