West Virginia DOH holds "dry run" for winter snow removal

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PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - It hasn't felt like fall so far this season.

But that's not stopping highways departments from getting ready for winter.

The latest to check out its equipment: the West Virginia Division of Highways.

And Monday morning, the Wood County Garage put its vehicles and equipment through a series of tests for the upcoming season.

And everything checked out with no problems.

"They check their plows, their spreaders, their spinners, to make sure they have all the necessary gear, vest, safety equipment, fire extinguishers, and make sure all their lights work," said Acting Wood County Highway Administrator Scott Kelly.

Kelly says the garage has 5,000 tons of road salt for treating icy roads this season.