OKLAHOMA CITY – City officials say city street crews will begin full scale salting operations today.
City street crews driving up to 28 trucks will start around-the-clock salting operations along the City’s snow routes at noon Sunday.
Street conditions are slick and hazardous. Crews are salting bridges and overpasses along the city snow routes. https://t.co/AagW1SqIuv
— City of OKC (@cityofokc) December 27, 2015
Crews spent much of the morning salting bridges and overpasses along snow routes.
Salt is in good supply. A salt truck driver drives approximately 200 miles in a 12-hour shift.
Homeowners are asked to turn off their sprinkler systems.
- Use extra caution when driving over bridges and overpasses.
- Turn off your automatic sprinkler systems.
- Remember that posted speed limits are only to be followed during ideal weather conditions. Slow down while driving on snow or ice.
- Give salt trucks plenty of room – stay at least 100 feet behind them so salt won’t get thrown on your car.
- Plan ahead by getting up and leaving the house earlier.
- Keep at least a three-car distance from the car in front of you
- Steer and brake more slowly than usual.
- Keep warm shoes and clothes in your car.
- Clear all snow and ice from your vehicle before setting out.
- Proceed carefully through intersections.
- Have a plan if you slide off the road – who are you going to call?