Peoria Public Works is working around the clock to make sure the roads are safe Thursday. Trucks are loaded with salt and minor equipment changes are being made before workers hit the roads.
The city says its trained since October and the expected small snowfall should help prepare new employees for larger storms to come.
"We've been preparing and you can only do that for so long," said Dave Haste, Peoria Public Works streets and forestry manager. "Then you really want to see how you perform against some of these events and this will be a good start for us. A nice 1 or 2 inches will be a good one to start on and see how we're going to perform."
Twenty-seven temporary workers were hired for the winter season. Haste says six full-time employees were hired earlier this year.
Peoria Public Works is asking drivers to be careful and slow down.