MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – While there may not be any snow on the ground yet, every good Minnesotan knows it’s only a matter of time.

No one understands this better than the Minnesota Department of Transportation. MnDOT has been using the warm weather as a chance to repair roads and prepare for the next storm.

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Drivers may have noticed crews wearing safety vests out on the roads these past few weeks.

They’ve been busy sealing cracks, cutting trees and brush, repairing culverts and even mowing!

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Much of the work is related to the snow we got back in November. Several cars crashed into guardrails, ditches and fences, and some signs were also hit.

In MnDOT garages, mechanics are busy tuning up snowplow trucks so they can be ready to go when we get our next storm.

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They do want to remind people to drive with caution and slow down anytime you enter a work zone.