Winter Operations: Feb. 21, 2013
The National Weather Service forecast is:
- Rest Of Today: Mostly cloudy late this morning... then becoming partly cloudy. A chance of flurries late this morning. Highs in the mid 30s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
- Tonight: Freezing rain likely with a chance of sleet in the evening... then freezing rain after midnight. Ice accumulation around a tenth of an inch. Lows around 30. East winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation 100 percent.
Crews' efforts during recent weather events have given city roads a protective coating of salt.
Today, crews are focusing on area bridges and overpasses, as these will be the first to freeze once precipitation starts to fall later tonight.
Crews will begin working rotating 12-hour shifts starting tonight at 7 p.m. This 24-hour coverage will remain in place until the threat of hazardous road conditions has passed.
Forecasts suggest that the morning commute could be treacherous. Crews will be focused on making that commute as safe as possible.
Cold temperatures and freezing precipitation can quickly result in hazardous driving conditions. Use caution when driving tonight and tomorrow morning.