posted February 17, 2020 1:01 PM
When the snows began, the Streets Division dispatched 32 plow trucks to plow and also apply salt where needed to the main thoroughfares. Two additional plow trucks have been deployed to apply sand on residential hills, curves, and intersections.
These trucks will remain on their routes for the entirety of the event. Forecasts show this storm lasting through evening rush hour and into the night, perhaps even transitioning to rain before switching back to snow later in the evening.
Roadway users are encouraged to make good choices. Be slow. Be patient. Be alert. With temperatures hovering around freezing and slightly above, the snow is melting fast and making for wet, sloppy driving conditions.
Plan on needing extra travel times when commuting through the city this afternoon, and allot for a few extra minutes for the Tuesday morning commute as well as slippery spots, especially in untreated residential areas, may persist.
Streets Division staff will continue monitoring the roads and the weather. Future updates will be provided as operations change.
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