Oklahoma City crews bracing for ice, snow

December 23, 2009 at 7:13 pm (Uncategorized)

Oklahoma City crews bracing for ice, snow
(From Staff Reports)
Published: Dec 23, 2009

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City crews will begin working at midnight tonight to prepare for possible wintry weather.

A mix of freezing rain and snow is possible early Thursday and throughout the day tomorrow.

City spokesman Kristy Yager said crews with salt trucks will report to work at midnight in preparation for snow and sleet forecast overnight.

Yager said salt spreaders will canvass streets, bridges and overpasses along the city’s regional snow routes. Bridges and overpasses were treated with salt brine Tuesday night in anticipation of the upcoming storm, Yager said.

Crews will continue to work 12-hour shifts, 24 hours per day until conditions improve , she said.

Street superintendent Mike DeGiacomo said the city has plenty of rock salt with more than 9,000 tons ready to go.

Motorists on city streets should keep 200 feet away from salt trucks, Yager said.

The City’s regional snow routes and winter preparation videos can be seen at www.okc.gov/snow.

Snow and Ice Stats

Salt

More than 9000 tons of rock salt in stock

Snow fighting equipment

25-31 salt trucks; 14 trucks equipped with plows; 4 motor graders; 4 brine sprayers

Miles to Clear

Snow routes cover more than 1,000 City lane miles. City crews only salt Oklahoma City streets along the regional snow routes. ODOT salts highways such as Interstate 35, Interstate 235, Interstate 44 and Northwest Expressway.

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