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Crews Prepare Roads for Cold Weather

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SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Public Works crews are kind of playing the waiting game right now. They’re on stand by with sand trucks and plows if needed.

But on Thursday, they were busy doing as much preparation as possible.

Springfield Public Works crews worked on de-icing roads. They focused on hills, bridges and over passes, or anything that freezes fast. That will be important for thousands of people expected for the 61st Springfield Christmas Parade on Saturday.

Parade organizers say they don’t think the cold weather will turn people away. And they’ve been working on accommodations for some of their participants braving the frigid temperatures, like veterans.

“We were able to set up the buses so they are able to park close by and board the buses and we’re able to get the buses back to the start of the parade so we wanted to make sure their footing was sure,” said Marilee Woodrow, Springfield Christmas Parade President.

The Springfield Parade has close to 90 entries this year. It starts at 1 p.m. on Saturday. So make sure to bundle up, keep your head and feet warm, and bring gloves and maybe even some hand warmers.

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