By Michael Rosenfield, WBZ-TV

MANCHESTER, N.H. (CBS) — State road crews in New Hampshire spent much of Tuesday preparing snow plows and loading up on salt to take care of the state’s highways this afternoon and tonight.

The state can bring in up to 120 pieces of equipment, according to John Corcoran, the assistant administrator for the state’s Bureau of Turnpikes.

It was too cold to pretreat any of the roads today.

“It could be freezing on the road and create more problems,” said Corcoran.

The fresh round of snow is good news for New Hampshire ski areas. McIntyre Ski Area in Manchester already saw about 9 inches of snow over the weekend. It helps open more trails and is good advertisement to get people thinking about skiing and snowboarding.

“Today is wonderful,” said Ross Boisvert, McIntyre’s general manager. “The natural snow certainly gets everyone thinking.”

There is a snow emergency in effect in Manchester beginning at 10 p.m. Tuesday night until 6 a.m. Wednesday morning. That means no parking is allowed on city streets.


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