Workers driving 30 to 34 trucks will begin salting city snow routes once ice or snow starts to accumulate on roadways or ground temperatures dip below freezing.
A snow route map is listed on the city’s website at www.okc.gov/prepare/winter.html.
According to Yager, city road crews will work 12-hour shifts until the winter weather improves. OKC’s street department has about 7,100 tons of salt in stock. According to Yager, salt truck drivers will cover about 200 miles in a 12-hour shift.
Crews were preparing for the anticipated ice and snow by pretreating roads and bridges with a brine solution earlier Thursday.