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LAFAYETTE, Ind. (Feb. 1, 2015) -- Soon we can say good riddance to this storm and hello to the winter chill that will arrive in it's wake. All of the snow and slush on the ground will be a problem in the morning, because it might make some roads one long sheet of packed snow and ice. Just because the storm is pulling away from here doesn't mean plow trucks will pull in to the garages. State and local crews will be out all night because science dictates anything liquid will freeze when it gets cold.

A blanket of snow was laid across Lafayette, the city was then drenched by rain turning that snow to slush. It was enough to make the road dangerous, but not impassable.

"Decent," said Erica Kuhn of Lafayette. "Yeah. Some slippery parts, but decent."

Erica Kuhn and her husband Matt decided to run some errands at a Lafayette shopping plaza off State Road 26. It's also where Ken Comer was. He decided to venture out to do some video game trading.

"It's alright, it's alright, a little slippery. I'm not used to all the hills and stuff so it's kinda slippery out," Comer said.

It took a lot of horsepower to keep parking lots clear, but Andy Wagner with Lawn and Shrub Incorporated was at the wheel of one of their plow trucks getting the job done.

"It takes four or five hours," Wagner said. "We got a backhoe out here and it helps out a lot."

The snow fall is helping the business out a lot. Plows haven't been down all that much this winter.

"It's has been pretty slow, I mean we stay busy at the shop and stuff, but snow wise it's been pretty slow."

Road crews want to reiterate, as the temperature dips down tonight, slush will re-freeze making your morning drive hazardous. Best advice, leave a little earlier and drive slow.

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