OKC Street Crews Begin Salting Operations


Sunday, December 27th 2015, 1:56 pm
By: News 9


The city of Oklahoma City street crews started around-the-clock salting operations along snow routes at noon today. 

28 trucks are on patrol and spent much of the morning salting bridges and overpasses along snow routes.

Click here to view the city's snow routes.

The city reports 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.

The city provided these safety tips:

·        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?