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City crews ready for snow and ice

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City street crews expect to work long hours this week as snow and ice rolls into Oklahoma City late tonight.

Crews driving 24 trucks will begin salting and plowing the City’s snow routes when weather conditions begin to deteriorate.  Crews will work 12-hour shifts, 24-hours per day until City streets are clear.  They spent the weekend and today mounting salt spreaders and pre-treating bridges and overpasses with a salt brine solution.

Residents are encouraged to limit their travel until conditions improve.  Crews will be salting and plowing streets along the City’s snow routes, which can be viewed at www.okc.gov/snow.  Residents without access to the Internet can call Oklahoma City’s Action Center at 297-2535 and request a regional snow route map.

Drivers can help crews by keeping a safe distance – about 200 feet – away from salt trucks.

Log on to www.okc.gov/snow to watch weather-related tips and videos on generator safety, driving on ice and protecting your pipes.

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