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DULUTH - The welders are out and the salt is all mixed up.
They are classic signs that Duluth crews are prepping for what could be another big snowfall.
"It's one of those warnings and watches that we have out there that could turn out to be a pretty significant storm or could turn out to be not much to worry about," Kelly Fleissner from Duluth Public Works said.
A hyped–up forecast or not, people in the plow business still need to be prepared.
"The staff are ready to we just need to figure out when the snow hits and when it's the optimum time to bring in the bulk of the workforce," Fleissner said.
Talks of snow already have people at RJ's Sport and Cycle on their toes.
They were getting more calls for snowmobile parts and people through their doors.
"It's nice to know that they're going forecast snow," Buddy Hernesman from RJ's said. "It really gets people going."
It is much busier at RJ's this year compared to last year, and a late start to this winter had some employees worried.
"I almost resorted to getting a chicken suit and standing out saying come 'buy a sled' but it didn't go that far," Hernesman said.
But no chicken suits are needed on a day like Monday because snow is on many minds.
Whether it really comes down or not, it is may still be worth hoping for.
"If we're going to live in the Northland we may as well have enough snow to do things," Fleissner said.