The workers begin their shift at 11:00 p.m. Monday night to start loading up the trucks with salt.
But, Public Works Commissioner, Dave Short says he's been on the computer monitoring the weather radar since the morning.
There are 13 snow routes that the workers are sent on.
Short says each route takes around six hours to finish, and with the long work ahead for DPW, Short wants to make sure drivers are refreshed on safety tips when the plows are on the roads.
"When you start seeing the snow plows out and about, do not pass them. Keep back 50 feet so you don't get sprayed with salt, and just generally be careful on the roads because we can't get to all the streets all at the same time. If you can, get your car off the street at 2:00 like it says as you come into the city, then that would be a great help," said Short.
He says it's important that coming back from the Holidays the roads are clear for everyone driving to work.
Short says it is a quick process once the workers come in, and should be out in full force in no time.