UNDATED (LEARFIELD) – This weekend parts of western Minnesota could get a blast of winter weather.

MN-Dot’s Anne Meyer says if it happens, they are ready to keep the roads clear thanks to an extensive readiness program that’s been underway for two months.

“In August and September we start doing our prep meetings, we do some training with our snow plow operators, we get all of our equipment ready and all of our materials stocked, because we don’t know when that first snowfall is going to happen,” said Meyer. “Because we want to make sure we’re ahead of the game and prepared.”

Most of the snow is supposed to stay north and west of the Marshall area.

But Meyer says it’s also a good time to encourage drivers to get into a winter mindset behind the wheel and always remember to keep plenty of room between yourself and other vehicles.