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MONROE - Snow plowers were taking a watchful approach to Thursday's winter storm.

The City of Monroe expected to put four or five snow plows on the primary streets until about 6 or 6:30 p.m. Thursday night and get started again about 3 or 4 a.m. Friday, "depending upon how much snow is down," Street Supervisor Tom Boll said.

"We're going to concentrate on the primary roads first, and go as long as possible," Boll said. "But we won't start a full fleet if it's still snowing."

Boll cautioned city residents not to go out today.

How many secondary streets are kept clear would be determined by how many problems the police department is having and how many accidents there are.

"But that doesn't mean someone having problems getting home," he said.

The plan in Green County was to wait until it snowed, Highway Commissioner Dallas Cecil said with a bit of humor Thursday afternoon. Snow actually didn't start falling until late Thursday night, and was expected to bring as many as 12 inches by the end of Friday morning.

How late the plows were to be out last night depended upon how soon the snowstorm hit and how heavy the snow was falling.

"If it's falling at two inches an hour, like they say it might, we'll make a round," Cecil said.