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WEATHER: Street crews at the ready

More than 30 trucks are ready to go when the weather gets bad. PLUS find your alternate snow route now.

Tim Farley November 21st, 2013

Oklahoma City’s street crews are ready to cover roads and bridges with salt and sand in anticipation of icy weather this week, city spokeswoman Kristy Yager said.

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.

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