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Winter Operations: Dec. 28, 2012

Winter Operations: Dec. 28, 2012

The National Weather Service is forecasting:

  • Tonight: Snow and rain in the evening...then snow after midnight. Total snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches. Lows in the upper 20s. East winds around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation 100 percent.
  • Saturday: Cloudy. A chance of snow in the morning...then a chance of snow showers in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 30s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 50 percent.

Operational Status:

Efforts to treat roadways over the last couple days have helped build a protective coating of salt on area roadways.

Throughout the day, crews are pre-treating with pre-wet salt on primary streets and residential in residential areas.

Crews will begin working 12-hour shifts starting tonight to minimize hazardous driving conditions this weekend.

Quick Tips:

Don't forget to shovel your sidewalks! You neighbors will thank you.

Shovel your drive way, but not into the street. Nobody wants an isolated patch of ice in front of their house!

Watch for our trucks this weekend, and give them the room they need to do their job safely.

Be safe this weekend! Stay alert for hazardous driving conditions that can develop quickly whenever we have cold temperatures and precipitation.