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SCARBOROUGH, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Because the track of Tuesday night's storm has been difficult to pin down, it has public works crews scrambling to map out their road treatment plans.

Scarborough usually treats their roads ahead of a storm with magnesium-chloride, but that won't be necessary if this storm only drops a few inches.

Scarborough usually treats their roads ahead of a storm with magnesium-chloride, but that won't be necessary if this storm only drops a few inches.

Asthey're plowing they usually lay down salt, but salt doesn't work as well below 20 degrees. Instead, they're planning to mix that magnesium-chloride with the salt they lay down.

The city of Portland plans to mix their salt with sand to help with traction on the roads and sidewalks, since just salt won't be enough, but their concerned about how much accumulation the city will actually see, and how much moisture will be in it, because that could affect how slick sidewalks get.

Both crews saythe best theycan do is react when the storm comes, and hope those who don't need to be on the roads stay off of them.

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