Street crews will deploy before snow and ice move into the metro
Twelve City street crews will spend several hours of their Christmas Eve holiday pretreating bridges and overpasses in Oklahoma City with a brining solution. The salt and water mix helps slow the formation of ice along elevated roadways. Brining efforts begin at10 a.m. and should wrap up around 3 p.m.
More crews will report to the Central Maintenance Facility for a 12-hour shift at midnight tonight. They will begin salting streets along the City snow routes once the snow begins to fall.
Another shift will report in at noon on Christmas Day and work through to midnight.
The City has approximately thirty three trucks that can be equipped with salt spreaders and plows. Crews limit their salt and plow efforts to the City’s snow routes, which can be viewed at www.okc.gov.
Salt is in good supply with more than 9000 tons in stock.
Drivers can help crews by keeping a safe distance – about 200 feet – away from salt trucks.