Updated: Wednesday, 06 Mar 2013, 6:11 PM EST
Published : Wednesday, 06 Mar 2013, 6:11 PM EST
NORWICH, Conn. (WTNH) -- Eastern Connecticut is gearing up for another winter assault but this time they are preparing for the possibility of both snow and rain.
Most of the snow from last month's blizzard is now melted in eastern Connecticut but with more on its way cities and towns are once again gearing up.
25-hundred tons of chemically treated salt completely re-stocked and ready to be spread throughout Norwich. Public Works trucks and crews are on stand by waiting to see what will fall from these cloud covered skies.
"It's a lot of preparation that goes into a storm that you don't know if you are going to get a lot of rain or a lot of snow," said Angelo Yeitz, Superintendent of Norwich Public Works.
Angelo Yeitz says funding for this storm is there but depending on how many crews will be needed, it could push the public works department's budget to the edge. Last month's blizzard along with some of the smaller storms that followed, plowed through salt supplies and overtime.
"Hopefully FEMA will kick in and we'll get back. We haven't been reimbursed from Sandy yet, forget about the blizzard," said Yeitz.
Workers are now making sure they're ready for whatever mother nature sends this way.
Because it's still uncertain whether or not Norwich is going to get more snow or rain these guys have to prepare for anything.
Also posing a challenge is how long this storm will last.
"If it starts tonight and my guys are in tonight, tomorrow night, it could definitely put a big strain on us," said Yeitz.
It may not be until that first snowflake falls that the decision will be made as to how many crews and when they will be called in.