Salt Trucks Out Treating the Streets

Cold temps could lead to black ice on untreated roads

Tuesday, Jan 18, 2011  |  Updated 10:25 PM CDT
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A couple of evening flurries are possible, but the main story seems to be the temperatures:  look for mid-teens.

A couple of evening flurries are possible, but the main story seems to be the temperatures: look for mid-teens.

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The city has sent out almost 175 trucks to treat the streets Tuesday night to prevent already wet roads from freezing with falling temperatures.

The city’s Department of Streets & Sanitation deployed 174 snow-fighting trucks about 7 p.m. Tuesday to patrol and treat any roads that become slick, according to a statement from spokesman Matt Smith.

Temperatures are predicted to be in the teens overnight.  There's a chance for light snow flurries.

Temperatures are expected to climb into the mid-20s Wednesday and Thursday, with a slight chance of snow each night. Single-digit temperatures will then move into the area Thursday and Friday nights.

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